One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A county in northwestern England; county town, Carlisle. Cumbria was an ancient British kingdom, and the name continued to be used for the hilly northwestern region of England that contains the Lake District and much of the northern Pennines. The county of Cumbria was formed in 1974, largely from the former counties of Westmorland and Cumberland.
From medieval Latin, from Welsh Cymry ‘Welshman’.
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