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 *demh₂- (to tame) (compare Welsh a-ddef, Latin domō, English tame).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (North Wales) IPA(key): /ˈdavad/

Noun[edit]

dafad f (plural defaid)

  1. sheep (singular)

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
dafad ddafad nafad unchanged