llai

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Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɬai̯/
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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Welsh llaw (small), from Proto-Celtic *legu-, *lagu- (small), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁lengʷʰ- (lightweight). Cognate with Old Irish laigiu.

Adjective[edit]

llai

  1. comparative degree of bach: smaller
  2. less, fewer

Etymology 2[edit]

Possibly ultimately from From Proto-Indo-European *pelH- (pale) and so connected to llwyd (grey).

Adjective[edit]

llai

  1. (obsolete) grey, brown, dun, dark red, dark

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

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