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

  • adj. Of or relating to the Brythons or their language or culture.
  • n. Variant of Brittonic.

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  • proper n. A Celtic language.
  • adj. Of or relating to the Brythonic language subgroup, a set of Celtic languages.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the Brythons.

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  • n. a southern group of Celtic languages


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  • Britons themselves they were Celts, as were the Gauls and the Belgians, but of what is called the Brythonic branch, represented in speech by the

    The History of London

  • It roughly dates from the birth of the Welsh language from Brythonic to the arrival of the Normans in Wales towards the end of the eleventh century.

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • However, I do think both regions, and other 'pictish' regions would start from a Brythonic base when it comes to the basic language elements and names - and the concepts represented in names and stonework would have had an even wider geographical spread, right across the non-irish areas of what became 'alba'.

    Pictish female names

  • The newcomers also contributed to create the Breton language, Brezhoneg, which is a Celtic language descending from the Brythonic of Insular Celtic languages brought by Romano-British and other Britons to Armorica.

    Brittany Prepares for St. Yew's Day

  • I wonder whether it might be that the Roman pronunciation of Deva Dee-wa was a bit close to the Brythonic word for God?

    Chester in the seventh century: surviving infrastructure

  • I thought I'd spotted an interesting coincidence that "Deva" sounded like the Brythonic word for "God", I should have suspected that that was its source!

    Chester in the seventh century: surviving infrastructure

  • Actually Arthur wasnt English, he was British or Brythonic - i.e.


  • The campaigns of Cadwallon,did they reclaim the area of Chester or at this point was it still in the hands of the Brythonic dynasties?

    Chester in the seventh century: the fortress defences

  • Around the 5th century the Irish invaded Scotland and brought with them a variety of Gaelic that replaced the traditional Brythonic language.

    The Celtic Languages: the Richness of the Isles

  • Only the Gaelic and Brythonic varieties spoken in the British Isles and Brittany have withstood the passing of time, in addition to surviving in a few communities in the north and south of the United States that strive to preserve their original language.

    The Celtic Languages: the Richness of the Isles


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