byw

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Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *biwos, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷih₃wós (alive), from *gʷeih₃w- (to live). Compare Irish beo.

Adjective[edit]

byw

  1. alive

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Celtic, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *gʷeih₃w- (to live). Compare Breton beva, Scottish Gaelic bi.

Verb[edit]

byw

  1. to live
Usage notes[edit]

Byw does not conjugate and must be used with periphrasis.

Roedd o'n byw yng Nghaerdydd.
He lived in Cardiff.
Related terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
byw fyw myw unchanged