arbennig

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Welsh arbenn (chief), from Proto-Celtic *ɸare-kʷenno- (extremity, end), from *kʷennom (head).

Equivalent to ar- (on) +‎ pen (head) +‎ -ig.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

arbennig (feminine singular arbennig, plural arbenigion, equative cyn arbennig, comparative mwy arbennig, superlative mwyaf arbennig)

  1. special

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal h-prothesis
arbennig unchanged unchanged harbennig
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), “arbennig”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies