Re: [tied]

From: Christopher Gwinn
Message: 3439
Date: 2000-08-29

>Regarding the latter two, I had a history teacher in High School who
>asserted that "Teutones" was a Latin attempt to say "Deutchen".
>Cymri looks very like Cymru (Welsh = fellow countryman") very like
>what Piotr wrote

That is a false friend, however. Cymru is a lModern Welsh form, stemming
from a Late Brythonic *Combrog(i)a "land of the compatriots" (KOM- + MReG-).

Cimbri may come from the same root which gives OIr. Cimbid "prisoner" and
may mean "takers" or "possessors."

-C. Gwinn