Normandy

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From Middle English Normandie, Normandye, 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.

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Normandy

  1. A region and 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 Basse-Normandie and Haute-Normandie.

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Normandy

  1. Alternative form of Normandie