peth

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See also: PEth and 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

Occitan[edit]

Contraction[edit]

peth (Gascony)

  1. Contraction of per eth.
    Cada an, que pujava peth Mont Valièr amont, dam eras vacas, nà amontanhar.
    (please add an English translation of this usage example)

Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

peth m or f (plural pethau or pethach)

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

Derived terms[edit]

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]

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present) , “peth”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies