Cantabrigian


Cantabrigian

An Cantabrigian is a member (or former member) of the University of Cambridge, England. The term is derived from Cantabrigia, the Latin form of "Cambridge". The term could theoretically also refer to an inhabitant of the city of Cambridge, but is less used in this context.Fact|date=September 2008

The matching word for Oxford and its University, often considered a rival with the University of Cambridge, is Oxonian.

See also

* List of University of Cambridge members
* Category:Alumni of the University of Cambridge
* Category:Academics of the University of Cambridge


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  • Cantabrigian — Can ta*brig i*an, n. A native or resident of Cambridge; esp. a student or graduate of the university of Cambridge, England. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cantabrigian — [kan΄tə brij′ən, kan΄tə brij′ē ən] adj. [after ML Cantabrigia, CAMBRIDGE] of Cambridge, England, or esp., of the University of Cambridge n. 1. a student or graduate of the University of Cambridge 2. a person living in Cambridge, England …   English World dictionary

  • Cantabrigian — noun Etymology: Medieval Latin Cantabrigia Cambridge Date: circa 1540 1. a student or graduate of Cambridge University 2. a native or resident of Cambridge, Mass. • Cantabrigian adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Cantabrigian — /kan teuh brij ee euhn/, adj. 1. of Cambridge, England, or Cambridge University. 2. of Cambridge, Mass., or Harvard University. n. 3. a native or inhabitant of Cambridge, England or Cambridge, Mass. 4. a student at or graduate of Cambridge… …   Universalium

  • Cantabrigian — 1. adjective Of, pertaining to or characteristic of Cambridge or its university 2. noun a) A native or resident of Cambridge b) An undergraduate, graduate or fellow of Ca …   Wiktionary

  • cantabrigian — adj. of or pretaining to Cambridge (England) or Cambridge university; of or pretaining Cambridge Massachusetts or Harvard University (USA) n. Cambridge University student or graduate; resident or native of Cambridge Massachusetts (USA) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Cantabrigian — [ˌkantə brɪdʒɪən] adjective relating to Cambridge or Cambridge University. noun a member of Cambridge University. Origin C16: from L. Cantabrigia Cambridge + ian …   English new terms dictionary

  • cantabrigian — can·ta·brig·i·an …   English syllables

  • Cantabrigian — Can•ta•brig•i•an [[t]ˌkæn təˈbrɪdʒ i ən[/t]] adj. 1) edu of or pertaining to Cambridge, England, or Cambridge University 2) edu of or pertaining to Cambridge, Mass., or Harvard University 3) peo a native or resident of Cambridge 4) edu a student… …   From formal English to slang

  • Cantabrigian — /kæntəˈbrɪdʒiən/ (say kantuh brijeeuhn) adjective 1. of Cambridge or Cambridge University. –noun 2. a native or inhabitant of Cambridge. 3. a student or graduate of Cambridge University. {from Cantabrigia Latin form of the name Cambridge + an} …   Australian English dictionary


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