from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The Brythonic Celts of Wales, Cornwall, and Brittany.
  • noun The Welsh.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • The name given to themselves by the Welsh.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A collective term for the Welsh race; -- so called by themselves .

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a native or resident of Wales


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Welsh, pl. of Cymro, the Welsh people, Wales; see merg- in Indo-European roots.]


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  • But of all Celts, the Cymry are the most changeable, the least stable.

    People of the Dark

  • The Gael evidently were there first, and left their name to the country, but the Cymry were the staple of the inhabitants when they became known to civilized nations.

    A Parallel History of France and England; Consisting of Outlines and Dates

  • Dw i'n meddwl bod y syniad yn un da, sef cael sticer i ddynodi eich bod chi hefyd yn siaradwyr Cymraeg (er, mae'r sticeri arwerthwyr ceir y gogledd a'r gorllewin fel Pentraeth, give away fel arfer), ond dw i ddim yn gyfforddus gyda defnydd y gair 'Cymry'.

  • Panic: Chosen-touch me -: It was Cymry; he caught her presence and held her, even as he was holding Falconsbane: An'desha, Chosen.

    Widows and Orphans

  • The dyheli had been taken off with Gwena and Cymry, but he had never shown much interest in being an envoy anyway; he had made it rather clear to Elspeth that he was there mostly to show to Valdemar that there were other intelligent races allied with the Tayledras than just humans and gryphons.

    Widows and Orphans

  • It felt like that moment, years ago, when he and Cymry had gotten washed over that cliff, and fell, and fell-he was going to die like this, falling forever!

    Widows and Orphans

  • Cymry loomed up out of the darkness and rushed into Falconsbane.

    Widows and Orphans

  • Cymry started forward, through what was left of the main gates.

    Widows and Orphans

  • Without a single word, Gwena and Cymry walked toward her; she led them off into the forest.

    Widows and Orphans

  • Gwena and Cymry simply kept moving as they passed through, recovering from the disorientation of Gating much more quickly than Elspeth could.

    Widows and Orphans


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