Gwyddel

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Welsh Gwyðyl, Guoiðel, from Proto-Brythonic *guɨðel (compare Breton Gouezel and Old Irish Goídel, a loanword from Brythonic), from Proto-Celtic *wēdus (wild), from Proto-Indo-European *weydʰ- (wood, wilderness) (compare Old English wāþ (hunt)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Gwyddel m (plural Gwyddelod or Gwyddelaid or Gwyddeliaid or Gwyddyl, feminine Gwyddeles)

  1. Irish person, Gael

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

Further reading[edit]

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