dwy

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Welsh[edit]

Welsh cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : dwy
    Ordinal : ail
    Adverbial : dwywaith
    Multiplier : dwbl
    Masculine : dau
Welsh Wikipedia article on dwy

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *dwī (feminine of *dwau), from Proto-Indo-European *dw-ih₂, feminine of *dwóh₁.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

dwy f

  1. (cardinal) feminine of dau

Usage notes[edit]

Dwy is used only before grammatically feminine nouns. It triggers the soft mutation.

Mutation[edit]

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