blith

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Brythonic *bliθ, from Proto-Celtic *mlixtus (compare Irish bleacht), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ml̥ǵtus, from *h₂melǵ- (compare English milk, Latin mulgeō (to milk)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

blith (feminine singular blith, plural blithion, not comparable)

  1. milch, lactating (of cow, etc.), full of milk
  2. in calf (of cow), in lamb (of sheep), pregnant
  3. fruitful, productive, nourishing

Noun[edit]

blith m (plural blithion)

  1. milk, dairy produce
  2. lactation
  3. dairying
  4. milch cow or other lactating animal
  5. (figuratively) profit, gain, advantage

Related terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
blith flith mlith unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

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