bonheddig

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

bonedd (pedigree; nobility) +‎ -ig (one possessing; one doing) (compare Old Welsh bonhedyc, bonhetyc)

Noun[edit]

bonheddig m (plural boneddigion)

  1. a noble
  2. an aristocrat

Usage notes[edit]

In Medieval use, bonheddig applied to the national aristocracy in the widest sense as opposed to peasants (taeog), foreigners (alltud), or slaves (caeth).

Synonyms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
bonheddig fonheddig monheddig unchanged

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