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Tafod dynol


From Middle Welsh tauaut, from Proto-Brythonic *tavọd, from Proto-Celtic *tangʷāt- (compare Cornish taves, Breton teod, Old Irish tengae), from Proto-Indo-European *dn̥ǵʰwéh₂s.



tafod m (plural tafodau)

  1. tongue

Usage notes[edit]

Not to be confused with taflod (palate, roof of the mouth).

Derived terms[edit]


Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
tafod dafod nhafod thafod
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

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