rhaith

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

Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Welsh reyth, from Proto-Brythonic *reiθ, from Proto-Celtic *rextus (rule, law).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

rhaith f (plural rheithiau)

  1. (law, historical) a right, a legal or moral entitlement
  2. (law, historical) a compurgation, the oaths of character witnesses necessary for defense in some cases under medieval Welsh law

Synonyms[edit]

  • (legal or moral entitlement): hawl

Further reading[edit]

  • rhaith”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies, 2014
  • A. Wade-Evans. Welsh Medieval Law.