glyn

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See also: glŷn

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Welsh glyn; compare glen. Doublet of glen.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

glyn (plural glyns)

  1. A valley in a mountain area, especially one with a stream in the bottom
    • 1633, Edmund Spenser, A Vewe of the Present State of Irelande  [], Dublin: [] Sir James Ware; reprinted as A View of the State of Ireland [], Dublin: [] the Society of Stationers, [] Hibernian Press,  [] By John Morrison, 1809:
      He could not beat out the Irish, yet he did shut them up within those narrow corners and glyns under the mountain's foot.

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Brythonic *glɨnn, from Proto-Celtic *glendos.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

glyn m (plural glynnoedd)

  1. glen, valley

Mutation[edit]

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