elw

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Variant of helw, from Proto-Celtic *selwo- (gain, profit) (whence also Irish seilbh (possession)), from Proto-Indo-European *selh₁- (take).[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

elw m (plural elwau)

  1. profit, gain

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal h-prothesis
elw unchanged unchanged helw
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950-), “elw”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies
  2. ^ J. Morris Jones, A Welsh Grammar, Historical and Comparative (Oxford 1913), § 149 i (1)