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Kymry

[kim-ree] /ˈkɪm ri/
plural noun
1.

Cymry

or Kymry

[kim-ree] /ˈkɪm ri/
noun, (used with a plural verb)
1.
the Welsh, or the branch of the Celtic people to which the Welsh belong, comprising also the Cornish people and the Bretons.
Origin of Cymry
< Welsh Cymry Welshmen, plural of Cymro < British Celtic *combrogos, presumably “fellow countryman,” equivalent to *com- (cognate with Latin com- com-) + *-brogos, derivative of *brogā > Welsh, Cornish, Breton bro country, district; compare Allobrogēs a Gaulish tribe, Old Irish mruig piece of inhabited or cultivated land
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  • Having freed himself from the Scots in the north, thelfrith turned upon the Kymry.

  • But behind the Kymry, as likewise admittedly behind the Cretans, are the traces of an even more primitive and archaic race.

    Archaic England Harold Bayley
  • And none have any title therein but the nation of the Kymry.

    Archaic England Harold Bayley
British Dictionary definitions for Kymry

Kymry

/ˈkɪmrɪ/
plural noun
1.
a variant spelling of Cymry

Cymry

/ˈkɪmrɪ/
noun (functioning as pl) the Cymry
1.
the Brythonic branch of the Celtic people, comprising the present-day Welsh, Cornish, and Bretons See Brythonic
2.
the Welsh people
Word Origin
Welsh: the Welsh
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