What does Britannia Statue mean? And Is Britannia a root-word for British?

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catherine 3 years 2018-10-31T09:37:26+00:00 1 Answer 218 views 0

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    Britannia is an ancient term for Roman Britain and also a female personification of the island. The name is Latin, and derives from the Greek form Prettanike or Brettaniai, which originally designated a collection of islands with individual names, including Albion or Great Britain; however, by the 1st century BC Britannia came to be used for Great Britain specifically.

    The word Britannia is certainly the root-word for British.

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