I am never mistaken in my estimates of Italian and Cymric blood.
Perhaps a diminutive of Cymric bele, marten, but felt as from Fr.
Yonder in the Cymric land beyond the narrow sea whence Howel came it shall not be lost.
The Cymric fairies of our days have had many troubles to complain of.
Thus the Cymric proverb, “There is no impossibility to the maiden who hath a fortune to lose or a husband to win.”
When or how this Cymric myth was localised at Glastonbury we know not.
More than half the names borne by the population of England are of Cymric origin or derivation.
Mr. Thoms prefers a derivation from the Cymric, Mab, boy, child.
But when they invade our soil our people will finally drive them back and hold fast forever their beloved Cymric land.
Borrow understood all this; he had a rare sympathy with the Cymric Celt.
1839, from Welsh Cymru "Wales," Cymry "the Welsh," plural of Cymro, probably from ancient combrox "compatriot," from British Celtic *kom-brogos, from collective prefix *kom- (see com-) + *brogos "district," from PIE *merg- "boundary, border" (see mark (n.1)). Cf. Allobroges, name of a warlike people in Gallia Narbonensis, literally "those from another land."