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 Merovin’gian Dynasty.Merrow. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Merrie England
 
may probably mean “illustrious,” from the old Teutonic mer. (Anglo-Saxon, mara, famous.) According to R. Ferguson, the word appears in the names Marry, Merry, Merick; the French Méra, Merick; Merey, Mériq; and numerous others (Teutonic Name-System, p. 368.) (See below MERRY.)   1
 


 Merovin’gian Dynasty.Merrow. 

 
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