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From Proto-Brythonic *hoiniβ̃, from Proto-Celtic *sognīm-, from *su- (good) and *gnīmus (doing, deed). Compare Irish soghníomh (good deed) and Welsh gweini, which combines the same root with a different prefix.



heini (feminine singular heini, plural heini, equative cyn heini, comparative mwy heini, superlative mwyaf heini, not mutable)

  1. active, lively, spry
    Synonyms: bywiog, hoenus
  2. (physically) fit
    cadw'n heinito keep fit

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Further reading[edit]

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