Saesneg

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin saxonica (Saxon) from Latin saxonica lingua (Saxon language). Equivalent to Saeson (English people) +‎ -eg (language suffix).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Saesneg f

  1. English, the English language

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. English (with reference to the language only, not the nationality)

Further reading[edit]

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