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From New Latin Bavaria, from Medieval Latin Baioarii (Bavarians), from Latin Boiuvarii (literally Boii settlers), a compound of a Gaulish word meaning “cattle owner” (from Proto-Celtic *bāus (cow)) + Proto-Germanic *warjaz (settler). Alternatively, Pokorny proposes that the first element is a word meaning “warrior”, derived from Proto-Indo-European *bʰei(ə)-, *bʰī- (to hit). This name was adopted by the Marcomanni after defeating the Boii and settling Bohemia and parts of Bavaria.

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Bavaria

  1. A historical region in Central Europe.
  2. The kingdom of Bavaria.
  3. One of the component states of Germany according to the current administrative division of the nation, which includes the historical Bavaria and parts of Swabia and Franconia.

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