ceffyl

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Welsh keffyl, from Proto-Brythonic *kėfɨl (compare Breton kefel),[1] from Proto-Celtic *kapallos, *kaballos.[2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ceffyl m (plural ceffylau)

  1. horse
  2. mount, steed
    Synonyms: march, cadfarch
  3. nag

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.
  2. ^ The Origin of Language and Nations, by Rowland Jones page 151