Hebrides

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From Latin Hebudes or Haebudes, with u likely turned to ri by scribal error. Earlier origin unknown. Compare Ancient Greek Ἕβουδαι (Héboudai), islands mentioned by Ptolemy and Pliny, likely the Hebrides.

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Hebrides

  1. The islands off the west coast of Scotland, divided into the Inner Hebrides and the Outer Hebrides.
  2. A sea area that is centred on these islands.

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