corgi

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English[edit]

Cardigan Welsh corgi

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

corgi ‎(plural corgis or corgwn)[1]

  1. A breed of small dog having 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.[3]

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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.”
  3. ^ Comparative frequencies of usage of corgis and corgwn, courtesy of Google Fight: corgis VS corgwn

Finnish[edit]

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 corgilleˣ corgeilleˣ
essive corgina corgeina
translative corgiksi corgeiksi
instructive corgein
abessive corgitta corgeitta
comitative corgeineen

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

corgi m ‎(plural corgis)

  1. Corgi dog.

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

corgi m ‎(plural corgi)

  1. Corgi dog.

Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

cor ‎(dwarf) +‎ ci ‎(dog)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

corgi m (plural corgwn)

  1. Corgi dog.
  2. Cur

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.