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Lorraine

Syllabification: Lor·raine
Pronunciation: /ləˈrān, lô-
 
/

Definition of Lorraine in English:

A region of northeastern France, between Champagne and the Vosges mountains. The modern region corresponds to the southern part of the medieval kingdom of Lorraine, which extended from the North Sea to Italy.

Origin

from Latin Lotharingia, from Lothair, the name of a king (825–869).

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