cosb

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *komskʷom. Cognate with Irish cosc (restraint, prohibition). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *sekʷ- (to say).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cosb m or f (plural cosbau or cosbion)

  1. punishment, chastisement, penalty
  2. discipline, restraint
  3. revenge
  4. (figuratively) chastiser

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
cosb gosb nghosb chosb
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

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