afon

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *abonā (compare Cornish/Breton avon), from Proto-Celtic *abū (acc. abonen) (compare Old Irish aub, Irish abhainn), from *h₂ep-h₃ōn-, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ep- (body of water) (compare Latin amnis, Lithuanian ùpē, Persian آب (âb)).

Noun[edit]

afon f (plural afonydd)

  1. river

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
afon unchanged unchanged hafon

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