cwm

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See also: Cwm and CWM

English[edit]

A cwm on the south side of Rhinog Fawr, in Wales.

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Welsh cwm (valley). Doublet of combe.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

cwm (plural cwms)

  1. A valley head created through glacial erosion and with a shape similar to an amphitheatre.
    Synonyms: cirque, combe, corrie

Translations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Chambers Dictionary, 9th Ed., 2003
  2. ^ cwm”, in Collins English Dictionary.
  3. ^ cwm”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–2022.. Accessed 7 September 2013.
  4. ^ cwm”, in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th edition, Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016, →ISBN.

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *kumbā (compare Breton komm (trough), Irish com, coim (chest cavity), French combe), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱumbʰ- (compare Latin incumbere (to lie down), English coomb and Old English cumb (hollow; narrow valley), Dutch kom (bowl, basin), German Kumpf (vessel), Ancient Greek κύμβη (kúmbē, hollow),Sanskrit कुम्भ (kumbha, a pot, jug)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cwm m (plural cymau or cymoedd)

  1. valley, dale, glen

Descendants[edit]

  • English: cwm

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
cwm gwm nghwm chwm
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.