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Mercian

[ mur-shee-uhn, -shuhn ]

adjective

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


noun

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

Mercian

/ ˈmɜːʃɪən /

adjective

  1. of or relating to Mercia or the dialect spoken there


noun

  1. the dialect of Old and Middle English spoken in the Midlands of England south of the River Humber
  2. a native or inhabitant of Mercia See also Anglian Northumbrian
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Word History and Origins

Origin of Mercian1

First recorded in 1505–15; Merci(a) + -an
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Example Sentences

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.

Penda remained its rallying point; and the long reign of the Mercian king was in fact one continuous battle with the Cross.

If we look at the Mercian pedigree we find that almost half the ladies connected with it have that element thryth in their names.

Also probably the name Eawa, in the genealogy of the Mercian kings.

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