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Meaning & History
A country in Europe and a part of the United Kingdom. Its name derives from the Old English Wælisc
, meaning 'foreigner, Welshman'.
Its Welsh name Cymru
and sometimes Gymru
is derived from the Brythonic Celtic combrogi
, meaning 'fellow-countrymen'. It is cognate with Modern Welsh gymrawd
, meaning 'comrade, fellow'.