gwlad

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Welsh gwlat, from Old Welsh gulat, from Proto-Celtic *wlatis (sovereignty) (compare Cornish gwlas, Breton glad, Old Irish flaith (rule)), from pre-Celtic *wl̥H-ti-, deverbative of Proto-Indo-European *welH- (compare English wield, Lithuanian véldėti, Latin valeo).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gwlad f (plural gwledydd)

  1. country, nation, realm
  2. countryside

Usage notes[edit]

See "gwlad" in Wade-Evans's Welsh Medieval Law for its use in a pre-modern context.

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
gwlad wlad ngwlad unchanged

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