gŵydd

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Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Welsh gwyd, from Proto-Celtic *wēdos, from Proto-Indo-European *weyd- (to see); cognate with Old Irish fíad (in front of, in the presence of).

Noun[edit]

gŵydd m

  1. presence, face

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Welsh guit, from Proto-Celtic *gezdā; cognate with Breton gwaz, Cornish goth, Middle Irish géd (Irish ).

Noun[edit]

gŵydd f (plural gwyddau)

  1. goose (grazing waterfowl)
  2. (figuratively) simpleton
  3. (tailor's) goose, goose iron
  4. rod connecting each of the cradle-teeth of a scythe to the stock and acting as a support
Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

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