or Kym·ry

[ kim-ree ]

noun(used with a plural verb)
  1. the Welsh, or the branch of the Celtic people to which the Welsh belong, comprising also the Cornish people and the Bretons.

Origin of Cymry

<Welsh Cymry Welshmen, plural of Cymro<British Celtic *combrogos, presumably “fellow countryman,” equivalent to *com- (cognate with Latin com-com-) + *-brogos, derivative of *brogā>Welsh, Cornish, Breton bro country, district; compare Allobrogēs a Gaulish tribe, Old Irish mruig piece of inhabited or cultivated land

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British Dictionary definitions for Cymry



/ (ˈkɪmrɪ) /

nounthe Cymry (functioning as plural)
  1. the Brythonic branch of the Celtic people, comprising the present-day Welsh, Cornish, and Bretons: See Brythonic

  2. the Welsh people

Origin of Cymry

Welsh: the Welsh

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