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- adjective Of or pertaining to
- noun A native or inhabitant of Cumbria.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
So basically, I would say that the only solution I would be satisfied to attempt at the moment is to look at Brythonic/ Old Welsh type names, particularly of the 'Cumbrian' variety used in Strathclyde, then try to make an educated guess at how these names might have been mangled as a northern dialect and possibly gaelicised to some degree as contact with the Irish increased.
Recalling the Cumbrian floods, the pair said recently: "We are both in total agreement - the rain that fell that night was as ferocious and as scary as any monsoon we'd ever encountered in the Himalayas.
A quick look at just the top of the League One table – Brighton, Southampton, Bournemouth – must be enough to bring out the book-balancing officials of the Cumbrian club in a cold sweat.
A remote Cumbrian farmhouse which provided the backdrop for the cult British film Withnail and I has been put up for auction with a guide price of £145,000.
A story in the Westmoreland Gazette, a Cumbrian local paper, has become a hot favourite on the Internet:
He wrote several verses in their honour, and even requested that after his death a lesser celandine should be carved on his memorial plaque at the church of St Oswald in the Cumbrian village of Grasmere.
In another film, The Soul of the Lakes, he journeys between two Cumbrian record shops, looking for soul music.
The Carlisle News & Star ran the false story on page four, while the Cumbrian Gazette splashed the news on their front page.
"He and his brother Rob were inspirational and they led, spiritually, a lot of those training sessions because they would turn up covered in straw, sweat, mud and goodness knows what else, and they would flog themselves in every training session, and then go back to the farm" – Paul Cullen following the death of Garry Purdham, whom he coached at Whitehaven, in the Cumbrian shootings.
So thinks Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley, the New Scotland Yard man looking into a wealthy Cumbrian family's private deeds and secrets in the latest Lynley chronicle from Elizabeth George.
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