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  • OCelt — abbrev. Old Celtic * * * …   Universalium

  • Mare — (m[^a]r), n. [OE. mere, AS. mere, myre, fem of AS. mearh horse, akin to D. merrie mare, G. m[ a]hre, OHG. marah horse, meriha mare, Icel. marr horse, OCelt. marka (Pausan. 19, 19,4), Ir. marc, W. march. Cf. {Marshal}.] The female of the horse and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brit — [brit] pl.n. sing. brit [Cornish < OCelt brith, varicolored; akin to Cornish bruit, speckled] 1. the young of the herring and some other fishes 2. small sea animals, esp. certain crustaceans, as copepods, eaten by the baleen whales and many… …   English World dictionary

  • Cambria — [kam′brē ə] [ML, var. of Cumbria < base of OCelt Combroges, lit., co landers > Celt Cymry, Welshmen] old poet. name for WALES …   English World dictionary

  • Hibernia — [hī bʉr′nē ə] [L, altered < Iverna, Juverna < OCelt * Iveriu > OIr Ēriu: see ERIN1] old poet. name for IRELAND Hibernian adj., n …   English World dictionary

  • Mac- — [mak, mək, mə] [< Ir & Gael mac, son < OCelt * makkos, akin to * makwos, son > OWelsh map, Welsh mab, ap, son: see MAIDEN] prefix son of: used in Scottish and Irish family names [MacDonald]: this form and its variants Mc , Mc , M are… …   English World dictionary

  • ass — 1. n. & v. n. 1 a either of two kinds of four legged long eared mammal of the horse genus Equus, E. africanus of Africa and E. hemionus of Asia. b (in general use) a donkey. 2 a stupid person. v.intr. sl. (foll. by about, around) act the fool.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bard — 1. n. 1 a hist. a Celtic minstrel. b the winner of a prize for Welsh verse at an Eisteddfod. 2 poet. a poet, esp. one treating heroic themes. Phrases and idioms: the Bard (or the Bard of Avon) Shakespeare. Derivatives: bardic adj. Etymology: Gael …   Useful english dictionary

  • British — adj. & n. adj. 1 of or relating to Great Britain or the United Kingdom, or to its people or language. 2 of the British Commonwealth or (formerly) the British Empire (British subject). n. 1 (prec. by the; treated as pl.) the British people. 2 US …   Useful english dictionary

  • Briton — n. 1 one of the people of S. Britain before the Roman conquest. 2 a native or inhabitant of Great Britain or (formerly) of the British Empire. Etymology: ME & OF Breton f. L Britto onis f. OCelt …   Useful english dictionary

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