llaw

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Welsh lau, from Proto-Brythonic *lọβ̃, from Proto-Celtic *ɸlāmā, from Proto-Indo-European *pl̥h₂meh₂.

Plural is literally dwy law (two hands), but is also used to refer to three or more hands.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (North Wales) IPA(key): /ɬaːu̯/
  • (South Wales) IPA(key): /ɬau̯/

Noun[edit]

llaw f (plural dwylo or dwylaw)

  1. (anatomy) hand

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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