See also: 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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  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈsʌm.ə.sɛt/
  • (GA, West Country) IPA(key): /ˈsʌm.ɚ.sɛt/
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  • Hyphenation: Som‧er‧set

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  1. A maritime county in the west of England bordered by Gloucestershire, Bristol, Wiltshire, Dorset, Devon, the Severn estuary and the Bristol Channel.
    Synonym: (archaic) Somersetshire
  2. A home rule city, the county seat of Pulaski County, Kentucky, United States.
  3. A borough, the county seat of Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States.
  4. A town in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States.
  5. An unincorporated place in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States, entirely within the bounds of Franklin Township
  6. Somerset Region, a local government area in south-east Queensland, Australia.
  7. A surname.

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