gwyllt

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Welsh[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Welsh gwyllt, from Proto-Brythonic *gwɨlt (wild) (Old Cornish guill, Cornish gwyls (wild), Old Breton gueldenes (untamed island)), from Proto-Celtic *gʷeltis (wild) (Irish geilt (lunatic)), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷʰel-t-. May be cognate with English wild if Proto-Germanic *wilþijaz is also from *gʷʰel-t- and not, as sometimes proposed, from a *wel- (hair, wool).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

gwyllt (feminine singular gwyllt, plural gwylltion, equative gwyllted, comparative gwylltach, superlative gwylltaf)

  1. wild, untamed
    Antonym: dof
  2. unruly
  3. furious, raging

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

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