llif

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Latin līma (file); compare Cornish liv (file), Middle Breton liü (file).

Noun[edit]

llif f (plural llifiau)

  1. saw

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *līwo- (compare Cornish liv (flood), Breton liñv (flood)), deverbative of *liy-o- (flow)

Noun[edit]

llif m (plural llifogydd or llifoedd)

  1. flood
    Synonyms: llifeiriant, dilyw, boddfa
  2. stream
  3. current
    Synonyms: ffrwd, cerrynt

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Noun[edit]

llif m (plural llifau)

  1. flow

Compounds[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

  • Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 242–3