bonedd

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Welsh bonhed, bonhet, from Proto-Celtic *bonu-sed (compare Old Irish bunad (origin, stock, root)).

Noun[edit]

bonedd m (plural {{{2}}})

  1. nobility, nobleness, noble descent, lineage, pedigree
  2. noble person, noble people, nobility, gentlemen, aristocracy, gentry (sometimes derogatory)
  3. origin, beginning, root, source

Derived terms[edit]

  • bonheddig (noble, aristocratic, pertaining to nobility, characteristic of nobility, befitting nobility; high-principled, courteous; magnificent, excellent, fine; luxurious, delicate; proud; haughty, adjective)

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

  • bonedd”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies, 2014