genau-goeg

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compound consisting of genau (mouth) +‎ coeg (vain, empty, false) in reference to its mouth being narrower than that of a snake and without the bite or venom.

Noun[edit]

genau-goeg f (plural genau-goegion)

  1. lizard
  2. newt

Synonyms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
genau-goeg enau-goeg ngenau-goeg unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950-), “genau-goeg”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies