-adur

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See also: adur, A-dur, áður, and A-dúr

Breton[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-adur m (plural -adurioù)

  1. To make a noun of another word. The meaning of the noun can vary.
    deiz (day) + ‎-adur → ‎deiziadur (calendar)
    ger (word) + ‎-adur → ‎geriadur (dictionary)
    yezh (language) + ‎-adur → ‎yezhadur (grammar)

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Welsh[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Cf. Latin -ātor.

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-adur m (plural -aduron or -aduriaid)

  1. agent suffix; usually added to a verbal root
    ffoi (to flee) + ‎-adur → ‎ffoadur (refugee)
    enwi (to name) + ‎-adur → ‎enwadur (denominator)
    hen (old) + ‎-adur → ‎henadur (elder, presbyter)
  2. book
    enwi (to name) + ‎-adur → ‎enwadur (nomenclature, glossary, gazetteer)
    merthyr (martyr) + ‎-adur → ‎merthyradur (martyrology)
  3. instrument
    mwy (bigger) + ‎-adur → ‎mwyadur (microscope)
    palu (to dig) + ‎-adur → ‎pladur (scythe)

Usage notes[edit]

When referring to a human agent, the plural form of this suffix is -aduriaid. Otherwise, the plural is usually -aduron.

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References[edit]

-adur”, in R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors, Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies, 1950–present