crëyr

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Welsh crehyr, from Proto-Brythonic *krexVr (compare Middle Breton querhair); further related to Proto-Germanic *hraigrô (compare Dutch reiger, German Reiher).[1]

Noun[edit]

crëyr m (plural crehyrod)

  1. heron

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
crëyr grëyr nghrëyr chrëyr

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Peter Schrijver, “Animal, vegetable and mineral: some Western European substratum words”, Sound Law and Analogy: Papers in Honor of Robert S.P. Beekes on the Occasion of His 60th Birthday, ed. Alexander Lubotsky (Rodopi, 1997), 297-303.