Gwen

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See also: gwen and gwên

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Gwen

  1. A female given name from Welsh, shortened from Gwendolen or Guinevere.
    Gwen Stefani's Hollaback Girl was a hit in 2004.

Anagrams[edit]


Breton[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Proper noun[edit]

Gwen

  1. A female given name

Inflection[edit]


Cornish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Proper noun[edit]

Gwen f

  1. A female given name

Mutation[edit]


Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From *windā 'white', feminine form of Proto-Celtic *windos. Cf. Welsh gwyn.

Proper noun[edit]

Gwen f

  1. A female given name, the feminine form of Gwyn.

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
Gwen Wen Ngwen unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN