- P-Celtic, especially that part either spoken in Britain, as Welsh and Cornish, or descended from the P-Celtic speech of Britain, as Breton.
- of or belonging to P-Celtic.
Origin of Brythonic
Examples from the Web for brythonic
Wherever the Brythonic tribes extended, there we find traces of him.The Cornwall Coast
Arthur L. Salmon
This was doubtless the form introduced by the Brythonic invaders.
Aber, “confluence,” on the contrary, is pure Brythonic (Gaelic inver).
As has been already remarked, they are now generally described as the Brythonic and Goidelic branches of the Celtic race.
In modern phrase, the Goidelic, not the Brythonic branch of the Celtic race.
- the S group of Celtic languages, consisting of Welsh, Cornish, and Breton
- of, relating to, or characteristic of this group of languages
Word Origin and History for brythonic
"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.