hwyr

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Welsh hwyr, from Proto-Brythonic *huɨr; perhaps a borrowing from Latin sērus[1] (although Latin loanwords in Proto-Brythonic usually retain word-initial s), or a native formation such as a blend of the ancestor of hir (long) with its comparative hwy.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

hwyr (feminine singular hwyr, plural hwyrion, equative hwyred, comparative hwyrach, superlative hwyraf, not mutable)

  1. late

Noun[edit]

hwyr m (plural hwyrau, not mutable)

  1. evening, nightfall

References[edit]

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