- 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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Examples from the Web for kymry
And none have any title therein but the nation of the Kymry.
Having freed himself from the Scots in the north, thelfrith turned upon the Kymry.A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3)
Samuel R. Gardiner.
But behind the Kymry, as likewise admittedly behind the Cretans, are the traces of an even more primitive and archaic race.
- a variant spelling of Cymry
- the Brythonic branch of the Celtic people, comprising the present-day Welsh, Cornish, and BretonsSee Brythonic
- the Welsh people
Welsh: the Welsh
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