Britannia


Britannia
/bri tan"ee euh, -tan"yeuh/, n.
1. the ancient Roman name of the island of Great Britain, esp. the S part where the early Roman provinces were.
2. the British Empire.
3. Chiefly Literary.
a. Great Britain.
b. the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
4. the figure of a seated woman with trident and helmet used as a symbolic representation of Great Britain and the British Empire.

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