North Sea

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English North-see, from Old English norþsǣ(northern sea, Bristol Channel, Baltic, North Sea), equivalent to north +‎ sea. Cognate with West Frisian Noardsee(North Sea), Dutch Noordzee(North Sea), German Nordsee(North Sea), Swedish Nordsjön(North Sea), Icelandic Norðursjór(North Sea).

Proper noun[edit]

the North Sea

  1. An inlet of the Atlantic Ocean between Britain (in the west), Scandinavia (in the east) and Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and France (in the south).

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Proper noun[edit]

North Sea

  1. The North Sea.