prif

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Brythonic *priβ̃, borrowed from Latin prīmus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

prif (feminine singular prif, plural prifion, not comparable)

  1. principal, prime, main, major, chief, head, foremost, supreme, best, (most) excellent, fine, great, special; capital (of letter)
  2. primitive, ancient, early, earliest, first (in chronological order)

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

prif m (plural prifiau or prifion)

  1. chief, chieftain, lord, master, leader, (most) important person, man, hero
  2. prime (of the moon)
  3. golden number
  4. (astronomy) (primary) planet
  5. principal (sum of money), capital
  6. prime (of life)

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
prif brif mhrif phrif
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) , “prif”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies