llaw

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Welsh lau, from Proto-Celtic *ɸlāmā (compare Cornish leuv, Irish lámh), from Proto-Indo-European *pl̥h₂meh₂ (compare English fumble, Latin palma). Related to llof-rudd (murder), literally ‘red-handed’.

Plural is literally dwy law, "two hands".

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

llaw f (plural dwylo or dwylaw)

  1. hand

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
llaw law unchanged unchanged