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From an- (intensive prefix) +‎ gŵyl (mild, gentle, graceful; bashful, modest).



annwyl (feminine singular annwyl, plural anwylion, equative anwyled, comparative anwylach, superlative anwylaf)

  1. dear (loved, lovable; precious to or greatly valued by someone; formal way of addressing; an informal way of addressing the recipient in a letter's opening line)


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

Further reading[edit]

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