marw

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Brythonic *marw, from Proto-Celtic *marwos, ultimately from the root *mer- (to die).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

marw (feminine singular marw, plural meirw, equative marwed, comparative marwach, superlative marwaf)

  1. dead
  2. lifeless

Noun[edit]

marw m (plural meirw or meirwon)

  1. dead

Verb[edit]

marw (invariable)

  1. to die

Usage notes[edit]

Like byw, marw is only ever used in periphrastic constructions.

Mutation[edit]

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

Further reading[edit]

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