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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. An administrative region, historical province, and medieval kingdom in northwest France, on the English Channel. 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, Cornwall, 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: Normandy (a historical province and medieval kingdom in northwest France)