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Northumbrian

[nawr-thuhm-bree-uh n]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to Northumbria, Northumberland, or the inhabitants or dialect of either.
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noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of Northumbria or Northumberland.
  2. the English dialect of Northumbria or Northumberland.
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Origin of Northumbrian

First recorded in 1615–25; Northumbri(a) + -an
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Examples from the Web for northumbrian

Historical Examples

  • The other 'inside' was the widow of a former curate of a Northumbrian village.

    The Young Duke

    Benjamin Disraeli

  • Cross, a great brawny Northumbrian, was playing a game of chess with Furley.

    The Devil's Paw

    E. Phillips Oppenheim

  • "And never you mind about the 'Mr.', sir," the Northumbrian begged.

    The Devil's Paw

    E. Phillips Oppenheim

  • Coldingham, in his time, belonged to the Northumbrian kingdom.

  • Was not our city named after this Northumbrian Bretwalda, "Edwin's-burgh?"


British Dictionary definitions for northumbrian

Northumbrian

adjective
  1. of or relating to the English county of Northumberland, its inhabitants, or their dialect of English
  2. of or relating to ancient Northumbria, its inhabitants, or their dialect
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noun
    1. the dialect of Old and Middle English spoken north of the River HumberSee also Anglian, Mercian
    2. the dialect of Modern English spoken in Northumberland
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