From Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: mamgu





From mam (mother) +‎ cu (dear, beloved).





mam-gu f (plural mamau-cu or mamguod or mam-gus)

  1. (South Wales) grandmother
    Synonym: nain

Usage notes

  • Spellings such as mam gu or mamgu may also be encountered.
  • The usual word for grandmother in the Welsh of North Wales is nain.

Coordinate terms

  • tad-cu (grandfather)
  • taid (grandfather)


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

Further reading

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