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Alternative forms[edit]


ad- (back) +‎ tref




  1. homewards, home
    Dw i ddim yn mynd adref nawr.
    I'm not going home now.
    Synonyms: am adref, (South Wales, colloquial) gartref, tuag adref, (South Wales, colloquial) tua thref
  2. (North Wales, colloquial) at home
    Dw i'm yn aros adref rŵan.
    I'm not staying at home now.
    Synonym: (standard) gartref

Usage notes[edit]

In the standard language, adref is the adverb of motion "home(wards)" whereas gartref is the adverb of location "at home". In more informal language however, both meanings are covered by colloquial versions of adref in the north and of gartref in the south.

Further reading[edit]

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