Briton meaning

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A native or inhabitant of Great Britain.
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One of a Celtic people inhabiting ancient Britain at the time of the Roman invasion.
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A member of a Brittonic-speaking people.
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A member of an early Celtic people living in S Britain at the time of the Roman invasion.
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A person born or living in Great Britain, esp. in England.
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An inhabitant of Great Britain.
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A member of the British ethnic group.
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(historical) A Celtic inhabitant of southern Britain at the time of the Roman conquest.
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Origin of briton

  • Middle English Britoun Celt, Briton from Anglo-Norman Britun from Latin Brittonēs Britons of Celtic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French Breton, from Latin Britto or its Celtic equivalent (compare Welsh Brython).

    From Wiktionary