gwaeledd

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From gwael (miserable, wretched, contemptible, despised, abject, vile; unwell, unhealthy, sick, ill, poorly; humble, lowly; base-born, plebeian, ignoble, mean, poor) +‎ -edd.

Noun[edit]

gwaeledd m (plural gwaeleddau)

  1. sickness, illness
  2. poorness
  3. weakness, frailness, wretchedness, abjectness, misery, vileness
  4. baseness of birth, meanness
  5. the common people

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
gwaeledd waeledd ngwaeledd 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) , “gwaeledd”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies