golau

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See also: goláu

Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Welsh goleu, from Proto-Brythonic *gwoluɣʉ,[1] from Proto-Indo-European *lewk-. Compare Cornish golow and Breton gouloù.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

golau (feminine singular golau, plural goleuon, equative goleued, comparative goleuach, superlative goleuaf)

  1. light, bright
  2. fair (of hair)

Noun[edit]

golau m (plural goleuadau or goleuon)

  1. light

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morris Jones, J. (1913) A Welsh Grammar, Historical and Comparative, Oxford, § 76 vi