dirwy

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Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dirwy m, f (plural dirwyon or dirwyau)

  1. fine (fee levied as punishment for breaking the law)
  2. (law, historical, specifically) a fine of twelve cows paid to a king for various offenses
    De tribus fit dirwy: scilicet, de pugna, furto, treiss.
    For three things are there dirwy: namely, for fighting, for theft, for rape. — The Laws of Hywel Dda

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Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
dirwy ddirwy nirwy unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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