gafael

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Welsh gauael, from Old Welsh ad-gabael, from Proto-Brythonic *gavaɣl, from Proto-Celtic *gabaglā (compare Cornish gavel, Old Breton gabael, Old Irish gabál), verbal noun of *gabyeti (to take, hold) (compare Old Irish gaibid), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰh₁bʰ- (compare Latin habeō, German geben).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

gafael (first-person singular present gafaelaf)

  1. to hold
  2. to grasp, grip

Conjugation[edit]

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Mutation[edit]

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