byw

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Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Brythonic *bïw, from Proto-Celtic *biwos, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷih₃wós ‎(alive), from *gʷeih₃w- ‎(to live). Compare Irish beo.

Adjective[edit]

byw ‎(feminine singular byw, plural bywion)

  1. alive, living, having life, animate, quick, existing, actual
  2. lively, full of life, vivacious, vigorous, sprightly, spirited, eager, sparkling; vivid, graphic, susceptible to

Noun[edit]

byw m (plural bywion)

  1. living person or soul, living creature
  2. living, life, lifetime; energy, vigor, vitality
  3. the quick, the living flesh, the soft part of bread

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Celtic, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *gʷeih₃w- ‎(to live). Compare Breton beva, Cornish bewa.

Verb[edit]

byw

  1. to live
Usage notes[edit]

Byw does not conjugate and must be used with periphrasis.

Roedd o'n byw yng Nghaerdydd.
He lived in Cardiff.
Related terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

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