chwaer

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Brythonic *xwesūr (compare Breton c’hoar), from Proto-Celtic *swesūr (compare Old Irish siur), from Proto-Indo-European *swésōr.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (North Wales) IPA(key): /χwɑɨ_ɨr/
  • (South Wales) IPA(key): /χwai_ɨr/

Noun[edit]

chwaer f (plural chwiorydd or chwioredd) (diminutive chwaeran or chwaeren)

  1. sister, half-sister
    1. (figuratively) female mate, partner
  2. maiden, sweetheart, mistress
  3. female fellow member of church, society, etc.; nun, sister

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
chwaer chwaer chwaer chwaer

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