Brythonic

[bri-thon-ik]
noun
  1. P-Celtic, especially that part either spoken in Britain, as Welsh and Cornish, or descended from the P-Celtic speech of Britain, as Breton.
adjective
  1. of or belonging to P-Celtic.

Origin of Brythonic

First recorded in 1880–85; Brython + -ic
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Brythonic

noun
  1. the S group of Celtic languages, consisting of Welsh, Cornish, and Breton
adjective
  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of this group of languages
Popular name: Brittonic
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Word Origin and History for brythonic

Brythonic

adj.

"of the Britons, Welsh," 1884, from Welsh Brython, cognate with Latin Britto (see Briton). Introduced by Welsh Celtic scholar Professor John Rhys (1840-1915) to avoid the confusion of using Briton/British with reference to ancient peoples, religions, and languages.

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