English Edit

Cumbria UK location map

Etymology Edit

The names Cumbria and Cumberland are derived from kombroges in Common Brittonic, which meant "compatriots" or "fellow countrymen", and also survives in the native Welsh name for Wales, Cymru[1][2][3]. See also Cambria.

Pronunciation Edit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkʌm.bɹi.ə/
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Proper noun Edit


  1. A county of Northern England bordering Lancashire, North Yorkshire, County Durham, Northumberland and Scotland.

References Edit

  1. ^ “Terminology topics 5: Cumbria”, in Senchus[1], accessed 13 November 2022
  2. ^ “Cymric”, in Online Etymological Dictionary[2], accessed 13 November 2022
  3. ^ Davies, John (2007) A History of Wales, London: Penguin Books, →ISBN, pages 68–69

Further reading Edit

  Cumbria on Wikipedia.Wikipedia