Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The subdivision of the Insular Celtic languages that includes Welsh, Breton, and Cornish.

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  • adjective Alternative form of Brythonic.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Ultimately from Latin Brittonēs, Britons; see Briton.]

Examples

  • When the Celts first arrived in “Britain,” they spoke one language, named retroactively, as are most of these languages Brittonic, which evolved into Breton, Welsh, and Cornish.

    The English Is Coming!

  • When the Celts first arrived in “Britain,” they spoke one language, named retroactively, as are most of these languages Brittonic, which evolved into Breton, Welsh, and Cornish.

    The English Is Coming!

  • Hereric was living in exile at the time of his death, at the court of a Brittonic king called Cerdic or Ceretic.

    Archive 2010-03-01

  • Caedbaed contains the common Brittonic name element Cad- or Caed-, meaning ‘battle’.

    Kings of Lindsey

  • Caedbaed contains the common Brittonic name element Cad- or Caed-, meaning ‘battle’.

    Kings of Lindsey

  • Caedbaed contains the common Brittonic name element Cad- or Caed-, meaning ‘battle’.

    Kings of Lindsey

  • Rick - They were mentioned in an earlier post on Brittonic names in 'Anglo-Saxon' genealogies - which was nearly a year ago, so you have an impressive memory :- We can see Deira and Bernicia messily coalescing into Northumbria in Bede's History, and similar processes may well have applied at other times and places and on smaller scales, eventually resulting in the combination of multiple smaller units into larger ones.

    Kings of Lindsey

  • If the name is genuine and represents a genuine ruler of Lindsey, it may indicate Brittonic familial or political connections.

    Kings of Lindsey

  • The Brittonic sources suggest somewhat larger numbers, at 300 and 2100, respectively.

    Archive 2010-06-01

  • As far as I know Carwannock has not been identified, but the first element ‘Car’ is the Brittonic ‘Caer’, meaning a fort.

    Archive 2010-03-01

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