Cumbria

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English[edit]

Cumbria UK location map

Etymology[edit]

The names Cumbria and Cumberland are derived from kombroges in Common Brittonic, which meant "compatriots" or "fellow countrymen", and also survives in the native Welsh name for Wales, Cymru[1][2][3]. See also Cambria.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkʌm.bɹi.ə/
  • (file)

Proper noun[edit]

Cumbria

  1. A county of Northern England bordering Lancashire, North Yorkshire, County Durham, Northumberland and Scotland.

References[edit]

  1. ^ “Terminology topics 5: Cumbria”, in Senchus[1], accessed 13 November 2022
  2. ^ “Cymric”, in Online Etymological Dictionary[2], accessed 13 November 2022
  3. ^ Davies, John (2007) A History of Wales, London: Penguin Books, →ISBN, pages 68–69

Further reading[edit]

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