llwyn

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Welsh[edit]

llwyn

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Welsh llwyn, from Old Welsh loin, from Proto-Brythonic *lluɨn, from Latin lignum. Cognate with Old Breton loin, loen.

Noun[edit]

llwyn m (plural llwyni, diminutive llwynyn)

  1. bush, shrub
    Synonym: prysglwyn
    1. (especially in love poetry) the traditional rendezvous of lovers, symbol of love or romance
  2. bush, shrubland, brushwood
  3. grove
    Synonyms: celli, gwigfa
  4. (figuratively) a number of persons, company

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Old French loigne or Middle English loyne, ultimately from Latin lumbus (loin).

Noun[edit]

llwyn f (plural llwynau)

  1. Alternative form of lwyn

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
llwyn lwyn 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), “llwyn”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies