From Middle Welsh chwetyl, from Proto-Brythonic *hwedl, from Primitive Irish *skʷetlan (compare Old Irish scél), from Proto-Celtic *skʷetlom. If the Proto-Celtic word had descended directly into Welsh it would have become *ysbedl rather than chwedl.
- (North Wales) IPA(key): /χwɛdl/, [ˈχwɛdl̩ˠ]
- (South Wales, standard, colloquial) IPA(key): /χwɛdl/, [ˈχwɛdl̩]
chwedl f (plural chwedlau, not mutable)
- R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “chwedl”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies