[ mur-shee-uhn, -shuhn ]
/ ˈmɜr ʃi ən, -ʃən /
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of or relating to Mercia, its inhabitants, or their dialect.
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Words nearby Mercian
merchant prince, merchant seaman, merchet, merci, Mercia, Mercian, merci beaucoup, Mercier, merciful, mercifully, merciless
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How to use Mercian in a sentence
The West Saxon shilling seems originally to have been identical with the Mercian, but later it contained five pence.
The Warwickshire talk is broader, and has characteristics which it shares with other Mercian districts.George Eliot's Life, Vol. III (of 3)|George Eliot
Penda remained its rallying point; and the long reign of the Mercian king was in fact one continuous battle with the Cross.On Some Ancient Battle-Fields in Lancashire|Charles Hardwick
If we look at the Mercian pedigree we find that almost half the ladies connected with it have that element thryth in their names.Beowulf|R. W. Chambers
Also probably the name Eawa, in the genealogy of the Mercian kings.Surnames as a Science|Robert Ferguson
British Dictionary definitions for Mercian
/ (ˈmɜːʃɪən) /
of or relating to Mercia or the dialect spoken there
the dialect of Old and Middle English spoken in the Midlands of England south of the River Humber
a native or inhabitant of MerciaSee also Anglian, Northumbrian
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