Definition of Britain in English:

Britain

Line breaks: Brit|ain
Pronunciation: /ˈbrɪt(ə)n
 
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Origin

Old English Breoton, from Latin Brittones 'Britons', superseded in Middle English by forms from Old French Bretaigne (from Latin Brit(t)annia). It became a largely historical term until revived in the mid 16th century, as the possible union of England and Scotland became a subject of political concern.

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