cilwen

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From cil (back; corner) +‎ gwên (smile).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cilwen f (plural cilwenau)

  1. half smile, faint smile, simper, smirk, leer

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
cilwen gilwen nghilwen chilwen
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

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