dryw

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Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Despite being written with a "y", the vowel here is generally pronounced /ɪ/ in the north as tends to be the case when "y" precedes "w".


Etymology 1[edit]

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Compare Old Irish dreän.

Noun[edit]

dryw m, f (plural drywod)

  1. wren, jenny wren
Mutation[edit]
Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
dryw ddryw nryw unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Brythonic *drüw, from Proto-Celtic *druwits, possibly from Proto-Indo-European *dóru (tree) + *weyd- (to see, to know), hence meaning "tree-knower".

Noun[edit]

dryw m (plural drywon)

  1. druid, seer
Mutation[edit]
Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
dryw ddryw nryw unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

dryw m

  1. Soft mutation of tryw.
Mutation[edit]
Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
tryw dryw nhryw thryw
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • dryw”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies, 2014