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From Cymro +‎ -eg.


  • (North Wales) IPA(key): (standard) /kəmˈraːi̯ɡ/
  • (South Wales) IPA(key): (standard) /kəmˈrai̯ɡ/, (colloquial) /kəmˈraːɡ/, /kʊmˈraːɡ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aːi̯ɡ

Usage notes[edit]

Despite being written with "ae", the final diphthong here is unexpectedly /aːi̯/ in Northern Welsh.

Proper noun[edit]

Cymraeg f (uncountable)

  1. Welsh; the Welsh language

Usage notes[edit]

  • Often takes the definite article: y Gymraeg.


Cymraeg (feminine singular Cymraeg, plural Cymraeg, not comparable)

  1. Welsh, Welsh-language (with reference to the language only, not the nationality)
    Mae'n gweithio i'r wasg Gymraeg.
    He/She works for the Welsh (language) press.
  2. Welsh-speaking
    Mae'n dod o deulu Cymraeg.
    He/She comes from a Welsh-speaking family.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Sometimes used in place of Cymreig in colloquial Welsh, to mean "Welsh" as in pertaining to Wales, although this could be considered erroneous.

Related terms[edit]

  • Cymreig (Welsh (nationality))


Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
Cymraeg Gymraeg Nghymraeg Chymraeg
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.