from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • An Anglian kingdom of northern England formed in the seventh century by the union of Bernicia and Deira. Much of Northumbria fell to invading Danes in the ninth century and was annexed to Wessex in 954.

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  • proper noun informal North-east England; Northumberland.
  • proper noun historical An Anglo-Saxon kingdom in the Northeast of England.

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  • noun an Anglo-Saxon kingdom in northern England until 876


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Possibly from North of the River Humber.



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