crwth

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English[edit]

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A crwth

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Borrowing from Welsh crwth, from Proto-Celtic *krottos(round thing).

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crwth ‎(plural crwths)

  1. (music, historical) An archaic stringed instrument associated particularly with Wales, though once played widely in Europe, and characterized by a vaulted back and enough space for the player to stop each of the six strings on the fingerboard.

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *krottos(round thing); compare Old Irish crott(harp, lute).

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Noun[edit]

crwth m (plural crythau)

  1. (music) crwth; fiddle, violin, viol
    1. purring (of a cat)
  2. hump, hunch on the back, convexity; hunchback; hunchbacked, rounded, bent, convex
  3. anything of round or bulging shape, especially a vessel, basket, box

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
crwth grwth nghrwth chrwth
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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