From Middle Welsh orð (with g added in nonleniting environments), from Proto-Brythonic *orð (whence also Old Breton ord, modern Breton horzh (“sledgehammer”), and the demonym Ordo-vices), from Proto-Celtic *ordos (whence also Old Irish ord). Connections outside Celtic are uncertain, but it may be related to Old Armenian ուռն (uṙn, “hammer”).
gordd f (plural gyrdd)
- gorddio (“to hammer”)
|Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every|
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.
- R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “gordd”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies