Armorica

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From Latin Armorica, from Transalpine Gaulish *Aremori (place by the sea). Compare Breton war vor, Welsh ar for (on the sea).

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Armorica

  1. (historical) The north-western part of ancient Gaul, corresponding to modern Brittany.
    • 1386, Geoffrey Chaucer, "The Franklin's Tale", Canterbury Tales, Oxford 1988, p. 178:
      In Armorik, that called is Britayne, / Ther was a knyght that loved and dide his payne.

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