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 (kāth′nĕs, kāth-nĕs′)
A historical region and former county of northeast Scotland. Settled by the Picts, it was overrun by the Vikings in the ninth century and reverted to Scottish rule in 1202.
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(keɪθˈnɛs; ˈkeɪθnɛs)
(Placename) (until 1975) a county of NE Scotland, now part of Highland
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(ˈkeɪθ nɛs, keɪθˈnɛs)

a historic county in NE Scotland.
Also called Caith•ness•shire (ˈkeɪθ nɛsˌʃɪər, -ʃər, keɪθˈnɛs-)
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