Origin of Briton
Examples from the Web for briton
On board were 149 Indonesians, three South Koreans, one Singaporean, a Malaysian, and one Briton, the airline said.The Presumed Crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Is Nothing Like MH370|Lennox Samuels|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Abdullah Deghayes, an 18-year-old Briton whose uncle reportedly was a detainee at Guantanamo, died fighting in Syria on Monday.
She was also a patriot, a Briton, and a wife, excelling at the arts that each of those categories demand of a person.How Margaret Thatcher Transformed British Politics|Tunku Varadarajan|April 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Just before storming the complex the militants ambushed nearby a bus carrying employees and killed a Briton and an Algerian.
He then saw 7-year old Zainab al-Hilli [lying in the recovery position] yards from the car, where the Briton had placed her.
And he was set there with all the still rites of the ancient Church of the Briton, in the way which he had learned to love.A King's Comrade|Charles Whistler
Every true–born Briton resents any remark that he does not quite understand, and some among the strangers grinned.The Message|Louis Tracy
On his own part he was obstinate Briton enough to rebel against and resent it.The Shuttle|Frances Hodgson Burnett
Wherever you wander, my son, remember you are a Briton, and cease not to love your native land.Peter the Whaler|W.H.G. Kingston
Once, indeed, when the man bent down to stroke Veevee, Briton stood guard over his little friend and growled.Crusoes of the Frozen North|Gordon Stables
Word Origin for Briton
Anglo-French Bretun, from Latin Brittonem (nominative Britto, misspelled Brito in MSS) "a member of the tribe of the Britons," from *Britt-os, the Celtic name of the Celtic inhabitants of Britain and southern Scotland before the 5c. Anglo-Saxon invasion drove them into Wales, Cornwall, and a few other corners. In 4c. B.C.E. Greek they are recorded as Prittanoi, which is said to mean "tattooed people." Exclusively in historical use after Old English period; revived when James I was proclaimed King of Great Britain in 1604, and made official at the union of England and Scotland in 1707.