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From tad (father) +‎ cu (dear, beloved).





tad-cu m (plural tadau-cu or tadcuod or tad-cus)

  1. (South Wales) grandfather
    Synonym: taid

Usage notes

  • Spellings such as tad cu or tadcu may also be encountered.
  • The usual word for "grandfather" in the Welsh of North Wales is taid.

Coordinate terms

  • mam-gu (grandmother)
  • nain (grandmother)


Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
tad-cu dad-cu nhad-cu thad-cu
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading

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