Definition of Cumbria

1. Noun. A former Celtic kingdom in northwestern England; the name continued to be used for the hilly northwestern region of England including the Lake District and the northern Pennines.

2. Noun. A county of northwestern England.
Generic synonyms: County
Group relationships: England
Terms within: Lake District, Lakeland

Definition of Cumbria

1. Proper noun. A modern county of England made up of the former counties of Cumberland, Westmorland and part of Lancashire. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cumbria

Culver's physic
Culver's root
Culvers physic
Culvers root
Cumberland Gap
Cumberland Mountains
Cumberland Plateau
Cumberland River
Cumberland sausage
Cumberland sausages
Cumbria (current term)
Cuminum cyminum
Cummer's guideline
Cumulative Index Medicus
Cuniculus paca

Literary usage of Cumbria

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1888)
"By the will of his brother Edgar, •who died in 1107, David became Earl or Prince of Cumbria, the south-western district of the Scottish kingdom, ..."

2. Councils and Ecclesiastical Documents Relating to Great Britain and Ireland by David Wilkins, William Stubbs (1873)
"Scottish Cumbria again for a time independent, but further dismembered by Northumbrian conquest on the side of Galloway and Ayr, limited to the valley of ..."

3. The History of Normandy and of England by Francis Palgrave (1864)
"Cumbria was re-granted to Malcolm I. as a benefice, upon condition that he should co-operate with the monarch of Britain by sea and land, ..."

4. Celtic Scotland: A History of Ancient Alban by William Forbes Skene (1877)
"... CHAPTER V. THE CHURCHES OF Cumbria AND LOTHIAN. TEN years after the landing of Columba in lona the great AD 573 battle of ..."

5. History of the Catholic Church of Scotland from the Introduction of by Alphons Bellesheim (1887)
"CHAPTER V. THE CHURCHES OF Cumbria AND LOTHIAN—ST KENTIGERN (514-603), AND ST CUTHBERT (626- 687). THE kingdom of Cumbria, or Strathclyde, with its capital ..."

6. Celtic Britain by John Rhys (1904)
"We must now say a few words about the other Cambria or Cumbria, for in point of origin we have but one and the same word in both forms. ..."

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