Somerset

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Etymology[edit]

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"

Somerset shown in relation to England and Wales

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Somerset

  1. A maritime county in the west of England bordered by Gloucestershire, Bristol, Wiltshire, Dorset, Devon, the Severn estuary and the Bristol Channel.
  2. A home-rule class city in Kentucky, USA, and the county seat of Pulaski County.

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