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See also: Hébrides
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.
- The islands off the west coast of Scotland, divided into the Inner Hebrides and the Outer Hebrides.
- A sea area that is centred on these islands
group of islands
- Hebridean, adj. and n., in Oxford English Dictionary, First Supplement, 1933.
- “Hebrides” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2019.