Somerset

See also: somerset

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈsʌm.ə(ɹ).sɛt/
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Proper nounEdit

Somerset

  1. A maritime county in the west of England bordered by Gloucestershire, Bristol, Wiltshire, Dorset, Devon, the Severn estuary and the Bristol Channel.
  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.

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