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From Proto-Brythonic *bïwïd, from Proto-Celtic *biwotūts (compare Old Irish bethu, bethad, Irish beatha), probably from a derivative of Proto-Indo-European *gʷih₃wo-teh₂ (compare Latin vīta, Ancient Greek βίοτος (bíotos), Old Church Slavonic, животъ (životŭ, life), Lithuanian gyvatà (life), Sanskrit जीवित (jīvitá), Avestan gayo (accusative ǰyātum) "life")), ultimately from *gʷeih₃w- (to live), compare *gʷih₃wós (alive).



bywyd m (plural bywydau or bywydoedd)

    1. life, existence; liveliness, zest
    2. lifetime, course of life
    1. living, livelihood, sustenance
    2. wealth, income
    3. reward, gift


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

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  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950-), “bywyd”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies
  • Definition from the BBC.