peth

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See also: peð

Cornish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Brythonic *peθ (compare Welsh peth, Breton pezh), from Proto-Celtic *kʷezdis (compare Irish cuid).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Revived Late Cornish) IPA(key): [peːθ]

Noun[edit]

peth m (plural pethow)

  1. thing

Pronoun[edit]

peth

  1. (interrogative) what
    Peth yw hebma?What is this?

Synonyms[edit]

  • (Revived Middle Cornish) pyth

Mutation[edit]


Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

peth

  1. Alternative form of path

Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Brythonic *peθ (compare Cornish pyth, Breton pezh), from Proto-Celtic *kʷezdis (compare Irish cuid).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

peth m, f (plural pethau)

    1. thing, object
    2. material, stuff, substance
    3. device, instrument
    4. (usually plural) persona possessions, belongings, tools, equipment
    5. something, anything
  1. person, creature (often derogatory, but also affectionate)
    1. affair, matter, business
    2. (plural) interests, concerns
    3. (plural) circumstances, conditions
    4. act, action; event
    5. what is said or thought, statement, opinion, idea
    6. characteristic, attribute, quality

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
peth beth mheth pheth
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • peth”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies, 2014