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See also: somerset
From Old English Sumorsǣte, which is short for Sumortūnsǣte, meaning "the people living at or dependent upon Sumortūn (Somerton)". An alternative suggestion is that the name derives from *Seo-mere-sætan meaning "settlers by the sea lakes".
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈsʌm.ə.sɛt/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈsʌm.ɚ.sɛt/
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- Hyphenation: Som‧er‧set
- A maritime county in the west of England bordered by Gloucestershire, Bristol, Wiltshire, Dorset, Devon, the Severn estuary and the Bristol Channel.
- Synonym: (archaic) Somersetshire
- A home rule city, the county seat of Pulaski County, Kentucky, United States.
- A borough, the county seat of Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States.
- A town in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States.
- An unincorporated place in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States, entirely within the bounds of Franklin Township
- A surname.
Terms derived from Somerset
county in England