Britannia

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Britannia

  1. a female personification of Britain
    • 1740, James Thomson (lyrics), Thomas Arne (music), Rule, Britannia!
      Rule, Britannia! Britannia rule the waves / Britons never, never shall be slaves
  2. A settlement in Newfoundland and Labrador

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As Brittānia from the 1st century BC, from Ancient Greek Πρεττανια (Prettania), used by Diodorus, earlier νῆσος (nēsos) Πρεττανική (Prettanikē) or Βρεττανίαι (Brettaniai), used by Pytheas (4th century BC) of the entire archipelago now known as the British Isles.

The Ancient Greek name is ultimately from a Celtic ethnonym, reconstructed as early British Celtic *Pritani, perhaps from a Proto-Celtic *kʷritanī, *kʷritenī, whence Welsh Prydyn (Picts), Old Irish Cruthne, Cru(i)then-túath (Picts).

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Britannia f (genitive Britanniae); first declension

  1. Britain, ie. the country of the Britons
  2. vocative singular of Britannia

Britanniā

  1. ablative singular of Britannia

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First declension with locative.

Number Singular
nominative Britannia
genitive Britanniae
dative Britanniae
accusative Britanniam
ablative Britanniā
vocative Britannia
locative Britanniae

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