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Bri·tan·nia

 (brĭ-tăn′yə, -tăn′ē-ə)
n.
1. A female personification of Great Britain or the British Empire.
2. also britannia Britannia metal.

[Latin, Britain, from Britannī, the Britons.]

Britannia

(brɪˈtænɪə)
n
1. (European Myth & Legend) a female warrior carrying a trident and wearing a helmet, personifying Great Britain or the British Empire
2. (Historical Terms) (in the ancient Roman Empire) the S part of Great Britain
3. (Currencies) short for Britannia coin

Bri•tan•ni•a

(brɪˈtæn i ə, -ˈtæn yə)

n.
1. the ancient Roman name of the island of Great Britain.
2. Great Britain or the British Empire.
3. the figure of a seated woman with trident and helmet: a symbol of the British Empire.
Translations

Britannia

[brɪˈtænɪə] NBritania f (figura que representa simbólicamente a Gran Bretaña) RULE BRITANNIA

Britannia

n (poet: = country) → Britannien nt; (= personification)Britannia f

Britannia

[brɪˈtænɪə] nla Britannia
References in classic literature ?
Or, if you prefer a female figure, what say you to Britannia with the trident?
The sister is very pretty, and, apparently, very nice; but, in costume, she is Britannia incarnate.
That statue of Britannia over there isn't quite straight; it sticks forward a bit as if the lady were going to topple over.
The walls were hung with a dark lead-colored English paper that represented Britannia weeping over the tomb of Wolfe, The hero himself stood at a little distance from the mourning goddess, and at the edge of the paper.
Britannia being much occupied in pocketing Doodle in the form of sovereigns, and swallowing Doodle in the form of beer, and in swearing herself black in the face that she does neither-- plainly to the advancement of her glory and morality--the London season comes to a sudden end, through all the Doodleites and Coodleites dispersing to assist Britannia in those religious exercises.
In that particular, Britannia is a Britannia in the Manger--won't give her children such distinctions herself, and won't allow them to be seen when they are given by other countries.
Britannia, that unfortunate female, is always before me, like a trussed fowl: skewered through and through with office-pens, and bound hand and foot with red tape.
Carfry, dearest," Archer said; and his wife looked at him with an anxious frown across the monumental Britannia ware of their lodging house breakfast-table.
It isn't generally known,' said Mr Kenwigs, dropping his voice; 'but her figure was such, at that time, that the sign of the Britannia, over in the Holloway Road, was painted from it
I SHALL never forget the one-fourth serious and three-fourths comical astonishment, with which, on the morning of the third of January eighteen-hundred-and-forty-two, I opened the door of, and put my head into, a 'state-room' on board the Britannia steam- packet, twelve hundred tons burthen per register, bound for Halifax and Boston, and carrying Her Majesty's mails.
It might have been Rule Britannia,' muttered Eugene, 'but it wasn't.
He perceived a change of subject would be welcome, and said, "By the way, Arthur, at your colonel's birthday fete there were some transparencies that made a great effect in honour of Britannia, and Pitt, and the Loamshire Militia, and, above all, the 'generous youth,' the hero of the day.