corgi

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English[edit]

Cardigan Welsh corgi

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Etymology[edit]

From Welsh corgi, a compound of cor (dwarf) and ci (dog).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

corgi (plural corgis or corgwn)[1]

  1. A breed of small dog having short legs and fox-like features.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Some breed authorities prescribe the etymologically consistent plural form corgwn.[2] Nonetheless, the plural form corgis is considerably more common.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Oxford English Dictionary [Second Edition]
  2. ^ The Pembrokeshire Corgi Handbook (1952) by C.L.B. Hubbard states: “The plural of Corgi is Corgwn and not Corgis.”
  3. ^ Comparative frequencies of usage of corgis and corgwn, courtesy of Google Fight: corgis VS corgwn

Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

corgi

  1. corgi, Welsh corgi (breed of dog)

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the English, from Welsh corgi, a compound of cor (dwarf) and ci (dog).

Noun[edit]

corgi m (plural corgis)

  1. Corgi dog.

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the English, from Welsh corgi, a compound of cor (dwarf) and ci (dog).

Noun[edit]

corgi m (plural corgi)

  1. Corgi dog.

Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

cor (dwarf) +‎ ci (dog)

Noun[edit]

corgi m (plural corgwn)

  1. Corgi dog.
  2. Cur

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
corgi gorgi nghorgi chorgi