gwyddbwyll

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *widukʷēslā (literally wood intelligence); surface analysis gwŷdd (trees, wood) +‎ pwyll (consideration, reason). Compare Cornish gwydhbol, Breton gwezboell and also Irish ficheall, Scottish Gaelic fidhcheall, Manx feeal.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gwyddbwyll f (uncountable)

  1. (historical) fidchell
  2. chess
    Synonym: sies

See also[edit]

Chess pieces in Welsh · darnau gwyddbwyll (layout · text)
♚ ♛ ♜ ♝ ♞ ♟
brenin brenhines castell esgob marchog gwerinwr

Mutation[edit]

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