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EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin Mercius + -an.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈməːsɪən/, /ˈməːʃ(ə)n/

NounEdit

Mercian (plural Mercians)

  1. (historical) A native or inhabitant of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.3:
      And comming forth shall spred his banner brave / Over the troubled South, that it shall make / The warlike Mertians for feare to quake []
  2. The dialect of Old English spoken in Mercia.

AdjectiveEdit

Mercian (not comparable)

  1. Of, from or relating to Mercia.

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