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ˈbrɪt n iBrit·tany

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Bretagne, Brittany, Breiz(noun)

    a former province of northwestern France on a peninsula between the English Channel and the Bay of Biscay


  1. Brittany(ProperNoun)

    A region in North West France.

  2. Brittany(ProperNoun)

    popular in the United States in the 1980s and 1990s. By folk etymology sometimes taken to mean "Britain".

  3. Origin: From Brittania, Brittania Minor, presumably from Celtic. "Great Britain" was Brittania Major.


  1. Brittany

    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.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Brittany

    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.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Brittany

    The land anciently possessed by the kings of Britain.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Brittany in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Brittany in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Brittany in a Sentence

  1. Brittany Packnett:

    Brittany Packnett was clearly targeted.

  2. Jason Aldean:

    I want to thank my new wife Brittany over there.

  3. Brittany Packnett:

    The officers wo n’t give their names, brittany Packnett was clearly targeted.

  4. Catherine Tagliareni:

    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.'.

  5. Emmanuelle Amar:

    This large number of cases of infants with deformities, babies who have no arms, also exists in Brittany and Loire Atlantique, but there was only the report of those in Brittany that was taken into account by Public Health France.

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