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[nawr-muh n-dee] /ˈnɔr mən di/

a region in N France along the English Channel: invaded and settled by Scandinavians in the 10th century, becoming a duchy in a.d. 911; later a province, the capital of which was Rouen; Allied invasion in World War II began here June 6, 1944.
a former province of N France, on the English Channel: settled by Vikings under Rollo in the 10th century; scene of the Allied landings in 1944. Chief town: Rouen French name Normandie (nɔrmɑ̃di)

literally “region settled by Vikings;” from Normand (see Norman).


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