Brythonic

Brythonic

[bri-thon-ik]
adjective
1.
of or belonging to P-Celtic.
noun
2.
P-Celtic, especially that part either spoken in Britain, as Welsh and Cornish, or descended from the P-Celtic speech of Britain, as Breton.


Origin:
1880–85; Brython + -ic

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Brythonic (brɪˈθɒnɪk)
 
n
1.  the S group of Celtic languages, consisting of Welsh, Cornish, and Breton
 
adj
2.  of, relating to, or characteristic of this group of languages

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Brythonic
"of the Britons, Welsh," 1884, from Welsh Brython, cognate with L. Britto (see Briton). Introduced by Professor John Rhys to avoid the confusion of using Briton/British with reference to ancient peoples, religions, and languages.
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