Re: The term Brit

Donncha Kavanagh (d.kavanagh@UCC.IE)
Fri, 3 Nov 1995 17:26:36 +0000


I've just had a quick chat with a colleague in our Irish Department about
the term Brit and he tells me that its roots are much deeper than the
1970s. For instance, an English character appears in a 12th Century Irish
manuscript with the monicker Beinne Britt.

Not many people know that.


Donncha Kavanagh

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