gorau

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Proto-Brythonic *gworɣʉ, from Proto-Celtic *uɸorgousom, from *uɸor- (over) and the Proto-Indo-European root *ǵews- (choose). Cognate with Old Irish forgu (pick, choice).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

gorau (plural goreuon)

  1. superlative degree of da: best

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “gorau”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies