gwrando

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From gwar- (super-) +‎ andaw (listen),[1] either from (or equivalent to) an- (intensive prefix) +‎ taw (silence)[2] or by metathesis from Middle Welsh *adnaw (attend to)[3] cognate with Latin navus (active, busy).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

gwrando (first-person singular present gwrandawaf)

  1. to listen
    Dw i’n gwrando ar y radio.
    I’m listening to the radio.

Conjugation[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
gwrando wrando ngwrando 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) , “gwrando”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies
  2. ^ R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present) , “andaw”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies
  3. ^ Morris Jones, John (1913) A Welsh Grammar, Historical and Comparative, Oxford: Clarendon Press, § 76 iii 1