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ID number:379628
Published: 08.02.2006.
Language: English
Level: Secondary school
Literature: n/a
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The etymology of the name Britain is thought to derive from a Celtic word, Pritani, which means painted a reference to the inhabitants of the islands use of body–paint and tattoos. If this is true, there is an interesting parallel with the name Pict, connected with a Latin word of the same meaning. The modern Welsh name for Britain is Prydain.
Great Britain is an island lying off the north – western coast of Europe, comprising (aptvert) the main territory of the United Kingdom, Great Britain is also used as a political term describing the combination of England, Scotland and Wales - the three countries which together comprise (aptvert) the entire island and include some outlying islands. Great Britain is surrounded by the North Sea, English Channel (jūras šaurums), the Irish Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. …

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