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ˈbrɪt n ibrit·tany

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Bretagne, Brittany, Breiznoun

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


  1. Brittanynoun

    A region in North West France.

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

  2. Brittanynoun

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

    Etymology: 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.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. brittany

    (Northwest France). The ancient Armorica. Conquered by Julius Cæsar, 56 B.C. Brittany was formerly united to the monarchy, 1532; held by the Spaniards, 1591; recovered by Henry IV., 1594. The Bretons took part in the Vendean insurrection in 1791.

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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

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  1. Cynthia Daniel:

    I saw it as such a simple gift I could give to her, i know Brittany Daniel would do it in a split second for me. And we've always shared everything, so why not this ?

  2. Brittany Packnett:

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

  3. Jackson Mahomes:

    Obviously, it's something we don't want to necessarily do, there were things that were said to him and [Patrick’s fiancé Brittany Matthews] that you don't see on the clip. He's been good at trying not to respond to that stuff. He takes a lot and he's usually pretty good at it and he'll learn from it and try to stay away from those people as best he can.

  4. Brian Premo:

    The only thing Brittany Commisso has any power over is Brittany Commisso resolution to continue to speak the truth and seek justice in an appropriate civil action, which Brittany Commisso will do in due course.

  5. Dan Diaz:

    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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    either of two different animal or plant species living in close association but not interdependent
    • A. numinous
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