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  • noun [ masculine ]
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Bryttas, Brittas, Brettas, Breotas, Brytas, Britas; pl. m.
Britons; Britones
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  • -Ǽrest wǽron búend ðyses landes Bryttas

    the first inhabitants of this land [England] were the Britons,

      Chr. Th. 3, 8, col. 1, 3.
  • Mód and mægen Bryttas onféngon

    the Britons took heart and power,

      Bd. 1, 16; S. 484, 19: 1, 15; S. 483, 17.
  • Ðætte Angel-þeód wæs gelaðod fram Bryttum on Breotone

    that the Angle-nation was invited by the Britons into Britain,

      1, 15; S. 483, 2.
Bretons; Armoricani
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  • Ðý ilcan geáre fór se here of Sigene to Sant Laudan, ðæt is betweoh Brettum [Bryttum, col. 2, 3] and Francum in the same year the army went from the Seine to St. Ló, which is between the Bretons and the Franks, Chr. 890; Th. 160, 10, col. l. Hí speónan ða Bryttas heom to

    they enticed the Bretons to them,

      1075; Th. 349, 26.
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  • Bryttas, n.