American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to Mercia or its people, dialect, or culture.
- n. A native or inhabitant of Mercia.
- n. The Old English dialect of Mercia.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to Mercia, an ancient kingdom in the central part of England, extending westward to the Welsh border. It reached its greatest height in the seventh and eighth centuries.
- n. A native or an inhabitant of ancient Mercia.
- From Late Latin Mercius + -an. (Wiktionary)
“The Xeran battle borg Colonel Mercian is assigned to kill Charlotte and Jessica; the latter because the former tainted her.”
“In the decades since then, it has overrun the shores of two continents, conquering all the lands of the Mideres Sea aside from the islands known as the Mercian Free Ports and the powerful Alhazii Caliphate to the east, the source of the Empire's gunpowder.”
“A separate stretch of road will be called Mercian Way as a tribute to local soldiers.”
“Scholars have named these emergent dialects of English after the kingdoms where they were spoken: West Saxon, Mercian, Northumbrian, and Kentish.”
“Why, what a uniquely and wonderful Mercian story this is!”
“Eldridge supplies the Desert Rats 7th Armoured Division with their oatmeal-colored Guernseys, the Tank regiment (black), the Intelligence Corps (V-necked army green) and the Mercian.”
“Alfred the Great, his grandfather, was born in Mercian Berkshire, not in Wessex, and in later life Alfred was closely supported by the alderman of that county.”
“Once Alfred came to power, he must have worried about the emergence of a Mercian royal to compete with him in his new role as natural protector of all English people, or as he put it, "Angelcynn, the English-kin.”
“Historian Alex Woolf at St. Andrews University has made the provocative suggestion that Æthelred was the son of Alfred's sister and the Mercian king who fled the Vikings.”
“Another Mercian intricacy: Æthelstan was brought up there by his aunt and uncle, Æthelred and Æthelflæd, surely to groom him for power.”
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