Cymric

[kim-rik, sim-]
Also Kymric.

Origin of Cymric

Related formsnon-Cym·ric, adjective
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Cymric

Kymric

noun
  1. the Welsh language
  2. the Brythonic group of Celtic languages
  3. a breed of medium-sized cat with soft semi-long hair
adjective
  1. of or relating to the Cymry, any of their languages, Wales, or the Welsh
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Word Origin and History for cymric

Cymric

adj.

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."

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