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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
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.
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'.
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.
I wonder whether it might be that the Roman pronunciation of Deva Dee-wa was a bit close to the Brythonic word for God?
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!
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?
Around the 5th century the Irish invaded Scotland and brought with them a variety of Gaelic that replaced the traditional Brythonic language.
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.