Pictland

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Pict +‎ land.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpɪktland/, /ˈpɪktlənd/

Proper noun[edit]

Pictland

  1. (Scottish history) The northeastern part of Scotland, formerly inhabited by the Picts. [from 14th c.]
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, VI.12:
      He, through the wealth wherein he did abound, / This daughter thought in wedlocke to have bound / Unto the Prince of Picteland […].
    • 2013, Tom Shippey, The Guardian, 11 Oct 2013:
      Either the long-dead wheelwright didn't think of that – or else early Pictland had gravelled roads.