serch

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Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

serch

  1. Alternative form of serche (search)

Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *sterg- (literally to cover, to protect). Cognate with Breton serc'h (concubine), Old Irish serc (love); outside of Celtic, compare Ancient Greek στέργω (stérgō, to love; to be content).[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

serch m (plural serchiadau, not mutable)

  1. love, affection
    Canodd Elanor gân serch i'w chariad.
    Elanor sang a love song to her beloved.
    Dwi'n mwynhau darllen nofelau serch.
    I enjoy reading romance novels.
    • 1929, D. J. Williams, A.E. a Chymru, Aberystwyth: Gwasg Aberystwyth:
      O deimlad a serch wedi eu disgyblu y ceir y doethineb uchaf.
      The highest wisdom comes from disciplined emotion and love.

Preposition[edit]

serch

  1. despite
    Mynychais i'r cyfarfod, serch yr annwyd trwm oedd arna' i.
    I attended the meeting, despite having a heavy cold.
    Serch popeth, awn ymlaen â'n cynlluniau.
    Despite everything, we will go ahead with our plans.

Conjunction[edit]

serch

  1. although
    Serch y daw addewidion o'r llywodraeth, ni welwn unrhyw newid.
    Although promises come from the government, we see no change.

References[edit]

  1. ^ R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “serch”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies
  2. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 1400