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Kymry

[kim-ree]
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plural noun
  1. Cymry.
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Cymry

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.
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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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Historical Examples

  • And none have any title therein but the nation of the Kymry.

    Archaic England

    Harold Bayley

  • Having freed himself from the Scots in the north, thelfrith turned upon the Kymry.

  • But behind the Kymry, as likewise admittedly behind the Cretans, are the traces of an even more primitive and archaic race.

    Archaic England

    Harold Bayley


British Dictionary definitions for kymry

Kymry

pl n
  1. a variant spelling of Cymry
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Cymry

Kymry

noun the Cymry (functioning as plural)
  1. the Brythonic branch of the Celtic people, comprising the present-day Welsh, Cornish, and BretonsSee Brythonic
  2. the Welsh people
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Word Origin

Welsh: the Welsh
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