celyn

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *kolinnos (compare Old Irish cuilenn m ((wood of the) holly-tree), Cornish kelyn, Breton kelenn), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱol- (thorn, thorny plant) (compare English holly), from *ḱel- (to cut).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

celyn f pl (singulative celynnen)

  1. holly

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
celyn gelyn nghelyn chelyn
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • celyn”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies, 2014