bwrw

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *borgeyeti (compare Old Irish ·díbairg (throws)).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

bwrw (first-person singular present bwriaf)

  1. To hit
  2. To strike
  3. To cast
  4. To overthrow
  5. (weather) To precipitate
    Mae hi'n bwrw glaw
    It's raining
    (literally, “It's casting rain”)

Conjugation[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

  • bwrw glaw (to rain)
  • bwrw eira (to snow)
  • bwrw cesair (to hail)

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schrijver, Peter C. H. (1995) Studies in British Celtic historical phonology (Leiden studies in Indo-European; 5), Amsterdam, Atlanta: Rodopi, pages 55–56