cawl

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See also: ċawl

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

A bowl of cawl.

Borrowed from Welsh cawl, itself borrowed from Latin caulis (stalk or stem of a plant, particularly a cabbage), from Proto-Indo-European *kaw(ǝ)l, *kh₂ulós, or *kowos (tubular bone; pipe). The English word is a doublet of caulis, cole, and kale.

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Noun[edit]

cawl (countable and uncountable, plural cawls)

  1. A traditional Welsh soup, typically made with beef, lamb, or salted bacon with carrot, leeks, potatoes, swedes, and other seasonal vegetables.
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Etymology 2[edit]

A variant of caul.

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Noun[edit]

cawl (plural cawls)

  1. Alternative spelling of caul (a membrane or veil, especially over a baby's head)

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Welsh cawl, from Proto-Brythonic *kọl, from Latin caulis (stick or stem of a plant, cabbage-stalk, cabbage).

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Noun[edit]

cawl m (diminutive cawlen)

  1. soup, pottage, broth; gruel
    1. (figuratively) mixture, hodgepodge, mess
  2. cabbage, colewort, potherbs

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: cawl

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
cawl gawl nghawl chawl
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

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