Aberdeenshire

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Aberdeen +‎ -shire

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌæb.ɚˈdinˌʃaɪ.ɚ/, /ˌæb.ɚˈdinˌʃɚ/

Adjective[edit]

Aberdeenshire (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to the county of Aberdeen in Scotland; of a style that is widespread in Aberdeen.

Proper noun[edit]

Aberdeenshire

  1. a local government council area in north-east Scotland, created in 1996 on the abolition of Grampian Region. The city of Aberdeen is separate and has its own council.
  2. a historic county in Scotland which was absorbed into Grampian Region in 1975.

References[edit]

  • Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5), page 2