ceffyl

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Brythonic *kappilos (compare Breton kefel).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (North Wales) IPA(key): [ˈkɛfɨ̞l]
  • (South Wales) IPA(key): [ˈkɛfɪl]

Noun[edit]

ceffyl m (plural ceffylau)

  1. horse, gelding, mount

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
ceffyl geffyl ngheffyl cheffyl
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Xavier Delamarre, Dictionnaire de la langue gauloise, 2nd edn. (Paris: Errance, 2003), 95-6.