Definition of Mercia in English:


Pronunciation /ˈməːʃɪə//ˈməːsɪə/

proper noun

  • 1A former kingdom of central England. It was established by invading Angles in the 6th century ad in the border areas between the new Anglo-Saxon settlements in the east and the Celtic regions in the west.

    1. 1.1 Used in names of modern organizations to refer to parts of the English midlands:
      ‘West Mercia Police’