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From Middle English Normandie, Normandye, from Old English Normandiġ, from Old French Normendie, from normant + -ie. Compare Old Norse Norðmanndi (Normandy). Normant refers to the Germanic words for 'north' and 'man', as the original Normans were of Scandinavian origin. More at Norman.


  • IPA(key): /ˈnɔː(ɹ)məndi/
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  1. A region, a former province of northwest France on the English Channel. Its beaches were the site of Allied landings on D-Day (June 6, 1944). The modern region was created in 2016 with the merger of Upper Normandy and Lower Normandy.
  2. A number of other places:
    1. A village and civil parish in Guildford borough, Surrey, England (OS grid ref SU9251).
    2. A small settlement on St Mary's, Isles of Scilly, England (OS grid ref SV9211)
    3. In the United States:
      1. An unincorporated community in Bureau County, Illinois, named after the Norman family.
      2. A city in Saint Louis County, Missouri.
      3. A neighbourhood in north-east Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
      4. A town in Bedford County, Tennessee.
      5. A census-designated place in Maverick County, Texas.
  3. Ellipsis of Duchy of Normandy.



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  1. Alternative form of Normandie