gwanwyn

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Welsh guiannuin, from Brythonic *wesantēno (compare Cornish gwenton), enlargement of Proto-Celtic *wesantas, oblique case of *wesr- (compare Irish earrach), from Proto-Indo-European *u̯ésr̥ (animate *u̯ésn̥tes) (compare Latin vēr, Lithuanian vãsara, Polish wiosna, Sanskrit vasantá ‘spring’, (adv.) vasar ‘in the morning’).

Noun[edit]

gwanwyn m (plural gwanwynau)

  1. spring

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
gwanwyn wanwyn ngwanwyn unchanged

See also[edit]