meaning of Britain

Britain meaning in Names Dictionary

type of Brittania. From Britain, Brit.
Name Origin: English
Name Gender: Unisex

Britain meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1300, Breteyne, from Old French Bretaigne, from Latin Britannia, earlier Brittania, from Brittani "the Britons" (see Briton). The Old English place-name Brytenlond required "Wales." If there is a Celtic title when it comes to area, it has not been recorded.

Britain meaning in General Dictionary

a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; split into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is usually used loosely to refer into uk

Sentence Examples with the word Britain

The anatomy of Lepidodendron and its immediate allies is now well known in a number of species; the Carboniferous rocks of Great Britain are especially rich in petrified specimens, which formed the subject of Williamson's extensive investigations.

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