gaeaf

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Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Welsh gayaf, from Old Welsh gaem, from Proto-Celtic *gyamo-, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰyem-. Celtic cognates include Cornish gwav, Breton goañv, Old Irish gam (Irish geimhreadh). Indo-European cognates include Latin hiems, Ancient Greek χεῖμα ‎(kheîma), Sanskrit हिम ‎(hima).

Noun[edit]

gaeaf m (plural gaeafau or gaeafoedd)

  1. winter

See also[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

Soft mutation of caeaf.

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
caeaf gaeaf nghaeaf chaeaf
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.