rhwydd

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Welsh ruid, from Proto-Brythonic *rruɨð, from Proto-Celtic *rēdis (simple, easy) (compare Breton rouez (thin, sparse; clear, limpid), Irish réidh (easy, unhurried)), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁réh₁-dʰi (compare Czech řídký), from *h₁réh₁ (sparsely, rarely, loosely).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

rhwydd (feminine singular rhwydd, plural rhwyddion, equative rhwydded, comparative rhwyddach, superlative rhwyddaf)

  1. easy, facile
    Synonym: hawdd

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
rhwydd rwydd unchanged unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 306–7