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 (kĭm′rē, sĭm′-)
n. (used with a pl. verb)
1. The Brythonic Celts of Wales, Cornwall, and Brittany.
2. The Welsh.

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


n (functioning as plural)
1. (Peoples) the Brythonic branch of the Celtic people, comprising the present-day Welsh, Cornish, and Bretons. See Brythonic
2. (Peoples) the Welsh people
[Welsh: the Welsh]
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(ˈkɪm ri, ˈkʌm ri)

n. (used with a pl. v.)
the Welsh.
[1685–90; < Welsh: pl. of Cymro Welshman < British Celtic *combrogos, presumably “countryman” = *com-, c. Latin com- com- + *-brogos, derivative of brogā > Welsh bro country, district]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Cymry - a native or resident of Wales
Cambria, Cymru, Wales - one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; during Roman times the region was known as Cambria
European - a native or inhabitant of Europe
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References in classic literature ?
It will be simplest for us to call them all Celts and to divide them into two families, the Gaels and the Cymry. The Gaels lived in Ireland and in Scotland, and the Cymry in England and Wales.
Ceir darlun hynod o fyw o fywyd yng Nghymru a hefyd ymdrech y Cymry cyntaf i ymsefydlu ym Mhatagonia.
Ond o gofio hanes y ddinas ddiwydiannol Hughesovka (Donetsk heddiw) a sefydlwyd gan y Cymro John Hughes, pan oedd ein arbenigwyr diwydiannol yn cael eu hanfon i goncro'r byd, ddylen ni gofio nad oedd hanes y Cymry yno yn un arbennig o anrhydeddus.
MAE gan Batagonia'n le cynnes yng nghalonnau'r Cymry heddiw, a'r cysylltiadau rhwng y Wladfa a'r hen wlad yn gryfach nag erioed.
IN reply to Robert Williams's letter I have to concede that he may well be right in his analysis concerning the demise of the Cymry - the people who actually speak Cymraeg, and statistics show that the Cymry have been in decline in this country since time immemorial.
ST ALBANS and Clwb Rygbi Cymry Caerdydd will flag the flag for the Cardiff sides in the last 16 of the WRU National Bowl this weekend.
Rwan mae trigolion lleol yn casglu arian i godi cofeb i'r Cymry a fu farw yn y frwydr.
The film Cymry Colombia (The Colombian Welsh) looks at the life of Hywel Hughes 'Bogota' (right), a man who courted controversy by showing support to certain Welsh nationalist movements in the '50s and '60s.
Then Skif "steals" a finely tacked white horse, the companion Cymry. Skif is now among the Chosen, a Herald trainee, at a time when the kingdom most needs a spy with his prowess at getting into places without being seen or heard.
Nia enlightened us with some fascinating historical facts dating back to the glorious days of the Celts from whom the Cymry are descendants of and Robert correctly reminded all of us that the Dragon has two tongues meaning Cymraeg and English.
YNYS FADOG Jerry Hunter (Y Lolfa, PS14.99) Nid dyma'r nofel gyntaf i drafod hanes y Cymry yn mynd ati i sefydlu gwladfa neu gymuned Gymreig yn America.
CLWB Rygbi Cymry Caerdydd will be aiming to continue their WRU National Bowl adventure when they take on Sully Sports this weekend.