Cymro-

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From Cymro or Cymru.

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Cymro-

  1. Welsh.
    • 1838 March, Sylvanus Urban (pseudonym), review of The Parochial History of Cornwall, in The Gentleman’s Magazine, volume IX, page 274:
      The root of the Cornish language was the same as that of the Welsh language, but largely amalgamated with the Saxon; [] Every vestige of this old Cymro-Saxon jargon has however past[sic] away, except it be indeed the use of a few pronouns decidedly Saxon.
    • 2004, Jim Perrin, Travels with the Flea... and Other Eccentric Journeys, ISBN 1903238439:
      They moved to Rhydlewis, just to the west of Llandysul, where he spent what appears to have been a poor (his mother was expelled from chapel for not paying her dues) and unhappy childhood, falling foul of the Cymrophobic education system of the time.
    • 2010 July 15, Graham Henry, “Irish 'consul' holds court at new HQ”, Western Mail:
      Formerly Mr Driscoll held court at that bastion of Welsh nationalism, The Cayo Arms, on Cardiff’s Cathedral Road, where he could be consulted on any matter concerning Cymro-Irish relations as long as an element of rugby football was included in the conversation.
  2. (history) Celtic.
    • 1862, Britannicus (pseudonym), “Vindication of the mosaic ethnology of Europe”, The Cambrian Journal, page 149: 
      From B.C. 390, to B.C. 900, is the fall and rise of the Etrurian or Tyrrhenian empire, of the establishment of the Cymro-Gallic empire in Northern Italy, and of the Etrurian domination in Rome
    • 1907, John Beddoe and Joseph Hamberly Rowe, “The Ethnology of West Yorkshire”, The Yorkshire Archæological Journal, volume 19, page 32: 
      And as for the physical type or types, the light complexion is very unlike that of the earlier British or Iberian race, though we cannot say that the ruling Cymro-Gaelic stocks were not fair.
    • 1909, A. G. Bradley, The Romance of Northumberland, page 137:
      Some people derive Berwick from the Cymro-Teutonic compound Aber-wick. This sounds most reasonable, Aber signifying the mouth of a river, while some of the Saxons whom Ida gathered into one kingdom certainly then or later had a "wick" or town here. The Celts would naturally have emphasized the penultimate and made it Aberwick [...]

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