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From Proto-Celtic *trognī- (nose), with further origin uncertain; perhaps related to ffroen (nostril).[1][2] Cognate with Cornish troen, Breton stroen, and also with French trogne via Gaulish trugna (nose, snout).[3]



trwyn m (plural trwynau)

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

Derived terms[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.


  1. ^ Morris Jones, John (1913) A Welsh Grammar, Historical and Comparative, Oxford: Clarendon Press, § 101 ii (3)
  2. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, pages 352-3
  3. ^ 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