chwech

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See also: c'hwec'h

Welsh[edit]

Welsh cardinal numbers
 <  5 6 7  > 
    Cardinal : chwech
    Ordinal : chweched

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Brythonic *hwex, from Proto-Celtic *swexs, from Proto-Indo-European *swéḱs.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

chwech (before nouns chwe)

  1. six

Usage notes[edit]

Chwe triggers the aspirate mutation in the literary language, but in the spoken language this is only occasionally heard.

Noun[edit]

chwech m (plural chwechau, not mutable)

  1. (obsolete) sixpence

References[edit]

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