pedair

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Welsh[edit]

Welsh cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : pedair
    Ordinal : pedwaredd
    Multiplier : pedwarplyg
    Masculine : pedwar
Welsh Wikipedia article on pedair

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *kʷetesres, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷétesres, feminine of *kʷetwóres. Compare Cornish peder.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

pedair f

  1. feminine of pedwar

Usage notes[edit]

Pedair is used only before grammatically feminine nouns.

Mutation[edit]

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