Definition of Northumbria in English:

Northumbria

Syllabification: North·um·bri·a
Pronunciation: /nôrˈTHəmbrēə
 
/
  • 1An area of northeastern England.
  • 1.1An ancient Anglo-Saxon kingdom in northeastern England that extends from the Humber Estuary to the Forth River.

Derivatives

Northumbrian

adjective & noun
More example sentences
  • The city of York is the capital of the whole people of the Northumbrians.
  • It inspired a king of old to a crushing victory over the Northumbrians.
  • The Northumbrians rebelled and in devastating reprisals their lands were laid to waste for several generations.

Origin

from obsolete Northumber, denoting a person living beyond the Humber.

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