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WELSH, adjective [G., foreign, strange, Celtic.] Pertaining to the welsh nation.

WELSH, noun

1. The language of Wales or of the welsh

2. The general name of the inhabitants of Wales. The word signifies foreigners or wanderers, and was given to this people by other nations, probably because they came from some distant country. The welsh call themselves Cymry, in the plural, and a Welshman Cymro, and their country Cymra, of which the adjective is Cymreig, and the name of their language, Cymraeg. They are supposed to be the Cimbri of Jutland.