allwedd

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Brythonic *alchwedd, by metathesis from Proto-Brythonic achlwedd, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kleh₂w- (hook, peg), with the negative prefix *n̥-.[1] Cognate with Breton alc'houez,[2] Latin claudo.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

allwedd f (plural allweddi)

  1. (South Wales) key (device designed to open and close a lock)
    Synonym: agoriad

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal h-prothesis
allwedd unchanged unchanged hallwedd
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morris Jones, John (1913) A Welsh Grammar, Historical and Comparative, Oxford: Clarendon Press, § 99 vi (1)
  2. ^ R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present) , “allwedd”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies