cwm

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English[edit]

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A cwm on the south side of Rhinog Fawr, in Wales.

Etymology[edit]

From Welsh cwm (valley).

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Noun[edit]

cwm (plural cwms)

  1. A valley head created through glacial erosion and with a shape similar to an amphitheatre.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Oxford Dictionaries. "Cwm". Accessed 7 Sept. 2013.

Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *kumbā (compare Breton komm (trough), Irish com, coim (chest cavity), English coombe and French combe, of Celtic origin), from Proto-Indo-European *kumb- (compare English hump, Latin incumbere (to lie down)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cwm m (plural cymau or cymoedd)

  1. valley, dale, glen

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Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
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