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Welsh numbers (edit)
40[a], [b], [c]
[a], [b] ←  3 4 5  → [a], [b]
    Cardinal (masculine): pedwar
    Cardinal (feminine): pedair
    Ordinal (masculine): pedwerydd
    Ordinal (feminine): pedwaredd
    Ordinal abbreviation (masculine): 4ydd
    Ordinal abbreviation (feminine): 4edd
    Multiplier: pedwarplyg


From Middle Welsh pedwar, from Old Welsh petuar, petguar, from Proto-Brythonic *pedwar, from Proto-Celtic *kʷetwores, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷetwóres.



pedwar m (feminine pedair)

  1. (cardinal number) four

Usage notes[edit]

  • Pedwar is used only before grammatically masculine nouns.


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