corgi

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English[edit]

Cardigan Welsh corgi

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Welsh corgi, a compound of cor (dwarf) and ci (dog).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

corgi (plural corgis or corgies or corgwn)[1]

  1. A dog of a breed having a small body, short legs, and fox-like features.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Some breed authorities prescribe the etymologically consistent plural form corgwn.[2] Nonetheless, the plural form corgis is considerably more common.

Synonyms[edit]

Translations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Oxford English Dictionary [Second Edition]
  2. ^ The Pembrokeshire Corgi Handbook (1952) by C.L.B. Hubbard states: “The plural of Corgi is Corgwn and not Corgis.”

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English corgi, from Welsh corgi, a compound of cor (dwarf) and ci (dog).

Noun[edit]

corgi

  1. corgi, Welsh corgi (breed of dog)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of corgi (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative corgi corgit
genitive corgin corgien
partitive corgia corgeja
illative corgiin corgeihin
singular plural
nominative corgi corgit
accusative nom. corgi corgit
gen. corgin
genitive corgin corgien
partitive corgia corgeja
inessive corgissa corgeissa
elative corgista corgeista
illative corgiin corgeihin
adessive corgilla corgeilla
ablative corgilta corgeilta
allative corgille corgeille
essive corgina corgeina
translative corgiksi corgeiksi
instructive corgein
abessive corgitta corgeitta
comitative corgeineen
Possessive forms of corgi (type risti)
possessor singular plural
1st person corgini corgimme
2nd person corgisi corginne
3rd person corginsa

Synonyms[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English corgi, from Welsh corgi, a compound of cor (dwarf) and ci (dog).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

corgi m (plural corgis)

  1. Corgi dog.

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English corgi, from Welsh corgi, a compound of cor (dwarf) and ci (dog).

Noun[edit]

corgi m (plural corgi)

  1. Corgi dog.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English corgi, from Welsh corgi, a compound of cor (dwarf) and ci (dog).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkorɡi/, [ˈkorɣi]

Noun[edit]

corgi m (plural corgis)

  1. corgi

Hyponyms[edit]


Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

cor (dwarf) +‎ ci (dog)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

corgi m (plural corgwn or corgïaid)

  1. corgi dog
  2. (sometimes figuratively) cur

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
corgi gorgi nghorgi chorgi
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-), “corgi”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies