Southumbrian

noun
South·​um·​bri·​an | \ (ˈ)sau̇¦thəmbrēən \
plural -s

Definition of Southumbrian

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a native or inhabitant of Northern Mercia

Southumbrian

adjective
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Definition of Southumbrian (Entry 2 of 2)

: of or relating to the northern part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia, south of Northumbria

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First Known Use of Southumbrian

Noun

1725, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1819, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Southumbrian

Noun

south entry 2 + -umbrian (as in northumbrian)

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“Southumbrian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Southumbrian. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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