cwningar

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Welsh[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin cuningeria (rabbit warren).[1][2]

Noun[edit]

cwningar m (plural cwningaroedd)[3]

  1. (rabbit) warren[3][4]
    • 2009: Gŵyl Gerdded Ynys Môn 2009 (Isle of Anglesey Walking Festival 2009), dydd Iau Mai 28 (Thursday May 28), Taith 20 (Walk 20): “Cwningar Niwbwrch a Gwarchodfa Natur Genedlaethol Ynys Llanddwyn” (“Newborough Warren and Ynys Llanddwyn NNR”)
      Cwningar Niwbwrch a Gwarchodfa Natur Genedlaethol Ynys Llanddwyn yw un o’n systemau twyni tywod mwyaf trawiadol a phwysicaf.
      Newborough Warren & Ynys Llanddwyn National Nature Reserve is one of our most spectacular and important sand dune systems.

Related terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
cwningar gwningar nghwningar chwningar
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cymmrodorion Record Series (№ 1, volume 2) by the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion in London, England (1897; self-published), page 571
      The word cuningeria has been naturalised in Wales, e.g., in Gwningar, near the Newborough rabbit-warren in Anglesey.
  2. ^ Hanes a chyfansoddiadau arobryn Eisteddfod Gadeiriol Môn, Eisteddfod Caergybi, 1907 by Cymdeithas Eisteddfod Gadeiriol Môn (1908; self-published), page 54
      […] a word which occurs so often in Welsh place-names, is derived from Low Latin Cuningeria “ a rabbit warren.”
  3. 3.0 3.1 Hippocrene Standard Welsh–English, English–Welsh Dictionary by Davidovic Mladen and Harold Meurig Evans (1993; revised edition; Hippocrene Books; ISBN 0781801362, 9780781801362), page 85
  4. ^ Geiriadur Cymraeg–Saesneg a Saesneg–Cymraeg by Thomas Gwynn Jones and Arthur ap Gwynn (1950; Hughes a’i Fab and the Educational Pub. Co.), page 196
  • cwninger, cwningar, cwning-gaer”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies, 2014