Scotland

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English[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English, from Old English Scotland (Ireland", later also "Scotland, literally land of the Scots), equivalent to Scot +‎ land. Based on the Latin word Scōtus (Gael).

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Scotland

  1. A country in northwest Europe to the north of England and forming part of the United Kingdom.
    • 2014 September 14, John Oliver, “Scottish Independence”, in Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, season 1, episode 17, HBO:
      Our main story this week is Scotland. Americans know it as the birthplace of Shrek, and, and that accent you think you can do but actually can’t.
    • 2014 September 14, John Oliver, “Scottish Independence”, in Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, season 1, episode 17, HBO:
      That’s right. Not even English flag poles can suddenly start treating Scotland with the respect it deserves. “Get this rag off me! Get it off! I can’t! Get this blue mess off me!”
  2. A habitational surname referring to someone from Scotland.

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Usage notes[edit]

  • In the history of Scotland, the country's monarchs should not be described as "Kings of Scotland" but as "Kings of Scots".

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Old English[edit]

Old English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia ang

Etymology[edit]

From Scot (Scot) +‎ land (land).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃotlɑnd/
  • (Northumbria) IPA(key): /ˈskotlɑnd/

Proper noun[edit]

Scotland n

  1. Scotland

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Scots[edit]

Scots Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia sco

Proper noun[edit]

Scotland

  1. Scotland