--- In folkspraak@y..., Abrigon Gusiq <abrigon@y...> wrote:
> Yeppers, Welsh and Wales are English words for the people who are
> Cymru or Cymri.. Atleast one of their names for themselves and their
> And it meant foreigner or like meaning..
Ja, Modern Deutsch (English version "Dutch", as in Pennsylvania
Dutch, meaning Pennsylvania German) comes from *(th)iudisk, a word
related to Irish tuatha and originally meaning something like 'the
people', which has been a common way for various tribes all over the
world to refer to themselves. The Old English form was (th)eod and
the Old Norse form was (th)jo(dh). (Sorry, I guess I should use SAMPA
if I can't use eth and thorn characters, but I'm too lazy to look them
up right now). The Romans referred to a tribe they called the
Teutones, which may have come from the same word or not. That
Latin word is the origin of our modern English words teuton and
teutonic, borrowed back in its Latin form.
The Old English form of Wales was wealas, and it meant 'foreigners'.
That root also happens to be the origin of the word "walnut", the
'foreign nut', which originally didn't grow inside the territory of
the Germanic languages.