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Bret·on

 (brĕt′n)
adj.
Of or relating to Brittany or its people, language, or culture.
n.
1.
a. A native or inhabitant of Brittany.
b. A person of Breton ancestry.
2. The Celtic language of Brittany. Also called Armoric.

[Middle English, from Old French; see Briton.]

Breton

(ˈbrɛtən; French brətɔ̃)
adj
1. (Peoples) of, relating to, or characteristic of Brittany, its people, or their language
2. (Languages) of, relating to, or characteristic of Brittany, its people, or their language
3. (Placename) of, relating to, or characteristic of Brittany, its people, or their language
n
4. (Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Brittany, esp one who speaks the Breton language
5. (Languages) the indigenous language of Brittany, belonging to the Brythonic subgroup of the Celtic family of languages

Breton

(French brətɔ̃)
n
(Biography) André (ɑ̃dre). 1896–1966, French poet and art critic: founder and chief theorist of surrealism, publishing the first surrealist manifesto in 1924

Bret•on

(ˈbrɛt n)

n.
1. a native or inhabitant of Brittany.
2. a Celtic language, akin to Cornish and Welsh, spoken in central and W Brittany.
adj.
3. of or pertaining to Brittany, the Bretons, or the language Breton.
[1815–20; < French]

Bret•on

(brə tɔn)

n.
André, 1896–1966, French poet and critic.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Breton - a native or inhabitant of Brittany (especially one who speaks the Breton language)
Breiz, Bretagne, Brittany - a former province of northwestern France on a peninsula between the English Channel and the Bay of Biscay
French person, Frenchman, Frenchwoman - a person of French nationality
2.Breton - a Celtic language of Brittany
Brittanic, Brythonic - a southern group of Celtic languages
Translations
bretoni
BretonBretonnebiniou
Breton
Bretónsky
bretonščina
Bröton

Breton

[ˈbretən]
A. ADJbretón
B. N
1. (= person) → bretón/ona m/f
2. (Ling) → bretón m

Breton

[ˈbrɛtən]
adjbreton(ne)
n
(= person) → Breton(ne) m/f
(= language) → breton m

Breton

adjbretonisch
n
Bretone m, → Bretonin f
(Ling) → Bretonisch nt

Breton

[ˈbrɛtn]
1. adjbretone
2. n (person) → bretone m/f; (language) → bretone m
References in classic literature ?
The Normans and the Bretons were very different peoples, as different as the Britons and the English.
It was not until the twelfth century that these Arthurian traditions, the cherished heritage of the Welsh and their cousins, the Bretons across the English Channel in France, were suddenly adopted as the property of all Western Europe, so that Arthur became a universal Christian hero.
The Bretons do not know you; and when they become acquainted with you your cause is won
He prepared, then, to sup off a teal and a tourteau, in a hotel of La Roche-Bernard, and ordered to be brought from the cellar, to wash down these two Breton dishes, some cider, which, the moment it touched his lips, he perceived to be more Breton still.
At the time of the "pardons," or Breton pilgrimages, the village festival and dances, he went off with his fiddle, as in the old days, and was allowed to take his daughter with him for a week.
Captain Brunot was a Breton, and had been in the French Navy.
Comes from the in'ards of Cape Breton, he does, where the farmers speak home-made Scotch.
I have never seen him put to the test," replied Raoul, "but he is a Breton, which promises something.
This was a fortified city, on the island of Cape Breton, near Nova Scotia.
Suzanne tripped with a light foot from the rue du Cours, by the rue de la Porte de Seez and the rue du Bercail, to the rue du Cygne, where, about five years earlier, du Bousquier had bought a little house built of gray Jura stone, which is something between Breton slate and Norman granite.
I gave her all my old clothes, even my old hats, though she always wears her Breton headdress.
I come," he shouted in a hoarse, thick voice, with a strong Breton accent, "as squire and herald from my master, who is a very valiant pursuivant-of-arms, and a liegeman to the great and powerful monarch, Charles, king of the French.