Exeter proper n

Exeter River < OE < L. < Celtic name for river Exe, the water + OE ceaster, Roman town.

  1. English city; one of the oldest urban centers in England; community in Devon founded by Romans in AD 55; site of a castle built by William the Conqueror; estate associated with royalty in Shakespeare's Henry V and Henry VI; [fig.] heaven; promised land; mansion on high; dwelling place of the Lord.