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French: Écosse
Escoce, Escoche, Escolte, Escosce, Scote, Scotia

The northeast section of Scotland, above the Firth of Forth, is commonly associated with the historical and geographical context of the term “Escoce” or “Scotia” in Arthurian romance.

In Arthurian legend and medieval literature, the term “Escoce” is often used to refer specifically to the northeastern part of Scotland, particularly the area above the Firth of Forth. However, in some instances, Arthurian literature might use the term more broadly to represent the entirety of Scotland.

The Firth of Forth is a significant estuary in eastern Scotland, and it has been historically used as a geographical marker. The use of “Escoce” in Arthurian romance reflects the medieval understanding of the geography of Scotland within the context of Arthurian legends.

See also
Escose | The Legend of King Arthur