Breton

Breton

[bret-n; French bruh-tawn]
noun
1.
a native or inhabitant of Brittany.
2.
Also called Armorican, Armoric. the Celtic language of Brittany.
3.
(often lowercase) a round hat for women, with a flat crown and a turned-up brim.
adjective
4.
pertaining to Brittany, the Bretons, or their language.

Origin:
1815–20; < French breton; replacing Britain, Brit(t)on, Breton used for both this sense and the sense of Briton

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Breton

[bruh-tawn]
noun
1.
André [ahn-drey] , 1896–1966, French poet, essayist, and critic.
2.
Jules Adolphe [zhyl a-dawlf] , 1827–1906, French painter.
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Breton1 (ˈbrɛtən, French brətɔ̃)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or characteristic of Brittany, its people, or their language
 
n
2.  a native or inhabitant of Brittany, esp one who speaks the Breton language
3.  the indigenous language of Brittany, belonging to the Brythonic subgroup of the Celtic family of languages

Breton2 (French brətɔ̃)
 
n
André (ɑ̃dre). 1896--1966, French poet and art critic: founder and chief theorist of surrealism, publishing the first surrealist manifesto in 1924

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Breton
"native or language of Brittany," late 14c., from Fr. form of Briton (q.v.).
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