trwyn

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Cornish troen, Breton stroen, and also with French trogne via Gaulish trugna (nose, snout).[1] Perhaps related to ffroen (nostril).[2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

trwyn m (plural trwynau)

  1. (anatomy) nose, snout
  2. (geography) cape, point
  3. nozzle

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
trwyn drwyn nhrwyn thrwyn
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present) , “trwyn”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies
  2. ^ Morris Jones, John (1913) A Welsh Grammar, Historical and Comparative, Oxford: Clarendon Press, § 101 ii (3)