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-wr m (plural -wyr)
- suffix indicating a person, especially an agent noun: -er, -or
- suffix indicating an instrument or machine: -er, -or
- Despite being grammatically masculine, -wr only refers solely to males when a coordinate female term is available, for example, Sbaenwr (“Spaniard (male)”) vs Sbaenes (“Spaniard (female)”). When no female term is in current use, the grammatically masculine term in -wr is neutral as regards biological sex, for example trydanwr (“electrician (male or female)”). Use of the explicitly female suffix -wraig is old-fashioned outside of certain established terms.
- -wr is used on occasion to indicate an instrument or machine but other suffixes such as -ydd are more common.