meddyg

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Brythonic *meðïg, borrowed from Latin medicus (doctor). Cognate with Cornish medhek.

Pronunciation[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Despite being written with a "y", the vowel here is generally pronounced /ɪ/ in the north as tends to be the case when "y" precedes "g".

Noun[edit]

meddyg m (plural meddygon)

  1. doctor

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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