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From Middle Welsh Nadolyc, Nadolic, from Proto-Brythonic *Nadọlɨg, a borrowing from Vulgar Latin nătālicius, from Latin nātālīcius (birth, birthday).


Proper noun[edit]

Nadolig m (not mutable)

  1. Christmas
    Yfory yw'r Nadolig!Tomorrow is Christmas!

Usage notes[edit]

  • Often accompanied by the definite article
    y Nadolig(the) Christmas
  • Often clipped in speech and heard as 'Dolig
    Siopa 'DoligChristmas shopping

Further reading[edit]

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