Bretagne, Brittany, Breiz(noun)
a former province of northwestern France on a peninsula between the English Channel and the Bay of Biscay
A region in North West France.
popular in the United States in the 1980s and 1990s. By folk etymology sometimes taken to mean "Britain".
Origin: From Brittania, Brittania Minor, presumably from Celtic. "Great Britain" was Brittania Major.
Brittany is a cultural region in the north-west of France. Previously a kingdom and then a duchy, Brittany was united to the Kingdom of France in 1532 as a province. Brittany has also been referred to as Less, Lesser or Little Britain. Brittany is considered as one of the six Celtic nations. Brittany occupies the northwest peninsula of continental Europe in northwest France. It is bordered by the English Channel to the north, the Celtic Sea and the Atlantic Ocean to the west, and the Bay of Biscay to the south. Its land area is 34,023 km². The historical province of Brittany is divided into five departments: Finistère in the west, Côtes-d'Armor in the north, Ille-et-Vilaine in the north east, Loire-Atlantique in the south east and Morbihan in the south on the Bay of Biscay. In 1956, French regions were created by gathering departments among them. The Region of Brittany comprises, since then, four of the five Breton departments, while the remaining area of the old Brittany, the Loire-Atlantique department, around Nantes, forms part of the Pays de la Loire region. This territorial organisation is regularly contested. The Kingdom and the Duchy of Brittany, the province of Brittany, and the modern Region of Brittany cover the western part of Armorica, as it was known during the period of Roman occupation.
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an old French prov., land of the Bretons, comprising the peninsula opposite Devon and Cornwall, stretching westward between the Bays of Cancale and Biscay, was in former times a duchy; a third of its inhabitants still retain their Breton language.
The numerical value of brittany in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of brittany in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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Brittany Packnett was clearly targeted.
I want to thank my new wife Brittany over there.
The officers wo n’t give their names, brittany Packnett was clearly targeted.
When A.J. started tennis, Brittany wanted to start tennis, but I said, 'You have to let me help you first. And then if we can get you hitting some balls across the net then I'll put you in lessons.'.
It’s a way that I can share the true story of Brittany so that the audience gets the true picture of who she was, most importantly, it will help move [aid in dying] legislation forward by sharing the reality of what Brittany was going through and the logic of the decisions she was making, that being her true legacy.
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