nerth

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Cornish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Brythonic *nerθ, from Proto-Celtic *nertom, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ner-to- (virile, strong), a derivative of *h₂nḗr (man; vital energy). Cognate with Breton nerzh, Welsh nerth and Irish neart.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nerth m (plural nerthow or nerthyow)

  1. force
  2. energy
  3. power
  4. strength

Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Brythonic *nerθ, from Proto-Celtic *nertom, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ner-to- (virile, strong), a derivative of *h₂nḗr (man; vital energy). Cognate with Breton nerzh, Cornish nerth and Irish neart.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nerth m (plural nerthoedd, not mutable)

  1. strength, power, force

Derived terms[edit]