One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Welsh in language or culture.
- ‘Before leaving the city, Henry composed a simple but attractive little piece in A minor entitled Cymric elegy, for three-part string orchestra.’
- ‘Perhaps the book would have gained slightly from showing a keener devotion to the background Northumbrian tensions between Saxon and Cymric parties.’
- ‘Situated as it was between Scotland and Cumbria, Strathclyde retained aspects of both Gaelic and Cymric culture.’
The Welsh language.
- ‘If you manage to beat Rob, he might just shout you a beer or swear at you in Cymric.’
- ‘There is no evidence that their ability to speak the language of their ancestors, in the same way that some Welsh people speak Cymric, is bad for the UK.’
Mid 19th century: from Welsh Cymru ‘Wales’, Cymry ‘the Welsh’, + -ic.
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