Northumbrian

adjective
North·​um·​bri·​an | \ nȯr-ˈthəm-brē-ən How to pronounce Northumbrian (audio) \

Definition of Northumbrian

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : of, relating to, or characteristic of ancient Northumbria, its people, or its language
2 : of, relating to, or characteristic of Northumberland, its people, or its language

Northumbrian

noun

Definition of Northumbrian (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a native or inhabitant of ancient Northumbria
2 : a native or inhabitant of Northumberland
3a : the Old English dialect of Northumbria
b : the Modern English dialect of Northumberland

First Known Use of Northumbrian

Adjective

1602, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1531, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Northumbrian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Northumbrian. Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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