[ mur-shee-uh n, -shuh n ]
/ ˈmɜr ʃi ən, -ʃən /


of or relating to Mercia, its inhabitants, or their dialect.


a native or inhabitant of Mercia.
the dialect of Old English spoken in Mercia.

Origin of Mercian

First recorded in 1505–15; Merci(a) + -an Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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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