chwech

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Welsh[edit]

Welsh cardinal numbers
 <  5 6 7  > 
    Cardinal : chwech
    Ordinal : chweched

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic, from Proto-Indo-European *swéḱs. Compare Breton c'hwec'h.

Pronunciation[edit]

Cardinal number[edit]

chwech (before nouns chwe)

  1. (cardinal) six

Usage notes[edit]

Chwech triggers the aspirate mutation in the literary language, but in the spoken language this is only occasionally heard.

Noun[edit]

chwech m (plural chwechau)

  1. sixpence

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
chwech unchanged unchanged unchanged