Llydaw

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Welsh Litau, from Proto-Brythonic *llɨdaw, from Proto-Celtic *ɸlitawī (continent, country), related to *ɸlitanos (broad) (whence llydan).

The semantic shift is “continent” → “mainland Europe” → “Britons who live in mainland Europe” → “Brittany”.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Llydaw f

  1. Brittany (a region in northwestern France)
    Mae Llydaw yn Ffrainc.
    Brittany is in France.

Mutation[edit]

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