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Type Political Subdivision & Region
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. ˈbɑːrkʃɪər, ˈbɑːrkʃər  [key]

Meaning & History

From a wood of box trees in the area called Bearroc, a Celtic word meaning "hilly", with Old English sċīr, from Proto-West Germanic *skīru. meaning "county" or "shire".

Berkshire is a ceremonial and historic county in the south-east of England.
Added 8/7/2023 by portanbeag