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Cymric

[kim-rik, sim-]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to the Cymry.
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noun
  1. Welsh(def 3).
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Also Kymric.

Origin of Cymric

Related formsnon-Cym·ric, adjective
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Examples from the Web for cymric

Historical Examples

  • The Cymric fairies of our days have had many troubles to complain of.

    Welsh Fairy Tales

    William Elliott Griffis

  • In fact, the fairies in Cymric land are among the most exacting of any known.

    Welsh Fairy Tales

    William Elliott Griffis

  • Perhaps a diminutive of Cymric bele, marten, but felt as from Fr.

  • I am never mistaken in my estimates of Italian and Cymric blood.

  • When or how this Cymric myth was localised at Glastonbury we know not.


British Dictionary definitions for cymric

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
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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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