dafad

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Brythonic *dametos (compare Breton dañvad, Cornish davas), diminutive of Proto-Celtic *damos ‘ox’ (compare Irish damh), from Proto-Indo-European *dm̥h₂-ó- ‘bull’ (compare Albanian dem ‘bullock’, Greek δάμαλος (dámalos) ‘calf’), from *démh₂- ‘to tame’ (compare Welsh addef ‘to concede, admit’, Latin domāre, English tame).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (North Wales) IPA(key): /ˈdavad/

Noun[edit]

dafad f (plural defaid)

  1. sheep (singular)