Mercian

noun

Mer·​cian ˈmər-sh(ē-)ən How to pronounce Mercian (audio)
1
: a native or inhabitant of Mercia
2
: the Old English dialect of Mercia
Mercian adjective

Examples of Mercian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition to being named Colonel-in-Chief of the Army Air Corps, he was also bestowed the titles of chief of RAF Valley (his old unit from his time in service) and Colonel-in-Chief of The Mercian Regiment. Sabienna Bowman, Peoplemag, 13 May 2024 Her husband the Prince of Wales was also granted new titles as Colonel-in-Chief of the Mercian Regiment and Colonel-in-Chief of the Army Air Corps. Ollie MacNaughton, Glamour, 8 Nov. 2023 In addition, the Prince of Wales is now Colonel-in-Chief of the Mercian Regiment and Colonel-in-Chief of the Army Air Corps. Town & Country, 11 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1513, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Mercian was circa 1513

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“Mercian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mercian. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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