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From Middle Welsh tywawt.

This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.
Particularly: “By surface analysis, looks a bit like a combination of the root underlying tywyn (beach; sand dune) + -od (nominal suffix, forms nouns having the characteristic of). Perhaps related to twyn (hill, dune) then.”


  • IPA(key): /ˈtəwɔd/
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  • Rhymes: -əwɔd


tywod m (plural tywodydd, diminutive tywodyn)

  1. sand

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

  • tywyn (beach, dune)


Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
tywod dywod nhywod thywod
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), “tywod”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies