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Alternative forms




From Middle Welsh llonn, from Proto-Brythonic *llonn, from Proto-Celtic *londos (compare Old Irish lond (fierce)),[1] of uncertain ultimate origin; Stokes suggests a comparison with Sanskrit रन्धयति (randhayati, to torment, destroy), from Proto-Indo-European *lendʰ- (to cook).[2]





llon (feminine singular llon, plural llonnau, equative llonned, comparative llonnach, superlative llonnaf)

  1. cheerful, merry, joyful, glad
    Synonyms: llawen, hapus

Derived terms



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


  1. ^ R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “llon”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies
  2. ^ Stokes, Whitley (1890) “The Old-Irish Glosses in Regina nr. 215”, in Zeitschrift für vergleichende Sprachforschung auf dem Gebiete der indogermanischen Sprachen, volume 30, page 557:„Cornuta facies,“ Exod. XXXIV. 29. lond immitis, amarus, commutis, whence londas „indignatio“, for-lond oppression, an-for-lond „violence“. Cf. perhaps skr. radh, randhaya.