Britto

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Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Brittō m (genitive Brittōnis); third declension

  1. An inhabitant of Britain, Briton.
  2. An inhabitant of Brittany, Breton.

Declension[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative Brittō Brittōnēs
genitive Brittōnis Brittōnum
dative Brittōnī Brittōnibus
accusative Brittōnem Brittōnēs
ablative Brittōne Brittōnibus
vocative Brittō Brittōnēs

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Descendants[edit]

Because Brittany (Little Britain) was settled at the end of the Roman era by migrants from Britain, the original descendants of Brittō often have the meaning "an inhabitant of Brittany", with a later reborrowing from Classical Latin being used to form the word for "an inhabitant of Great Britain".

References[edit]

  • Britto or Brīto” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • Brītŏnes (Britt-)” on page 228/3 of Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français (1934)
  • Brit(t)ō” on page 242/3 of the Oxford Latin Dictionary (1st ed., 1968–82)