Briton

Briton

[brit-n]
noun
1.
a native or inhabitant of Great Britain, especially of England.
2.
one of the Celtic people formerly occupying the southern part of the island of Britain.

Origin:
1250–1300; < Medieval Latin Britōn- (stem of Britō); replacing Middle English Breton < Old French < Late Latin Brittōnēs Britons

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Briton (ˈbrɪtən)
 
n
1.  a native or inhabitant of Britain
2.  a citizen of the United Kingdom
3.  history any of the early Celtic inhabitants of S Britain who were largely dispossessed by the Anglo-Saxon invaders after the 5th century ad
 
[C13: from Old French Breton, from Latin Britto, of Celtic origin]

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Briton
Anglo-Fr. Bretun, from L. Brittonem (nom. Britto, misspelled Brito in MSS) "a member of the tribe of the Britons," from *Britt-os, the Celtic name of the Celtic inhabitants of Britain and southern Scotland before the 5c. Anglo-Saxon invasion drove them into Wales, Cornwall, and a few other corners. In
4c. B.C.E. Gk. they are recorded as Prittanoi, which is said to mean "tattooed people." Only in historical use after O.E. period; revived when James I was proclaimed King of Great Britain in 1604, and made official at the union of England and Scotland in 1707.
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