gofyn

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.
Particularly: “GPC suggests go- (under; rather) + Proto-Brythonic *mennɨd (to will, wish). This also looks like it could be derived from Proto-Indo-European *gewH- (to call, invoke), and bears a striking resemblance to Proto-Iranian *gáwbati (to say), whence Persianگُفْتَن(goftan, to say, tell).”

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

gofyn (first-person singular present gofynnaf)

  1. to ask (request an answer)

Conjugation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gofyn m (plural gofynion)

  1. request, ask, demand

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
gofyn ofyn ngofyn 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–present), “gofyn”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies