American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An ancient Celtic Briton. No longer in scholarly use.
- n. A member of a Brittonic-speaking people. No longer in scholarly use.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In ethnography, a Briton of Wales, Cornwall, or ancient Cambria, as distinct from a Gadhelic Celt.
- Welsh. (Wiktionary)
- Welsh, from Latin Brittonēs, Britons; see Briton. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The Brython were the third “social tribe of the Isle of Britain,” who “came from the land of Llydaw, and were descended from the primitive tribe of the Cymry,” (Triad 5, third series.)”
“Pict, Scot, Goidel, Brython, Dane, and Angle, and we have seen how the country came to be, in some sense, united under a single monarch.”
“The history of the Fairy Stray Cow appears in _Y Brython_, vol. iii., pp. 183-4.”
“The writer in _Y Brython_, speaking of _Ffinant_, says that this farm is about a mile from Trefeglwys, on the north side of the road leading to Newtown.”
“The next Fairy tale that I shall give akin to the preceding stories is to be found in _Y Brython_, vol. iii., pp. 459-60.”
“In the _Brython_ the tale is called: "Y Tylwyth Teg a Mab Llech y Derwydd," and this title I will retain, merely translating it.”
“It appears in the _Brython_, vol. ix., p. 251, and Professor Rhys has rendered it into English in _Y Cymmrodor_, vol. ix., p. 70.”
“But to return to Wales, a poet in _Y Brython_, vol. iii, p. 103, thus sings: --”
“The tale is taken from _Y Brython_, vol. v., p. 192.”
“_Brython_, which he regards as the same tale as that given by Williams, and he says that he heard it scores of times when he was a lad.”
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