wrth

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Welsh gurt, from Proto-Celtic *writ- (compare Old Irish fri), from Proto-Indo-European *wert- ‎(turn) (compare Latin versus ‎(against)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

wrth

  1. by (near, beside, with)
  2. by (used with a verbal noun to indicate causation)
    • 1993, Gareth King, Modern Welsh: A Comprehensive Grammar, London: Routledge, ISBN 0-415-09269-8, p. 131:
      Dorres i nghoes wrth chwarae pêldroed wythnos diwetha.
      I broke my leg (by) playing football last week.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (used to indicate causation): drwy

Inflection[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

wrth

  1. as, while
    Wrth i fi gysgu, naeth rhywun dorri i mewn i'n nhŷ!
    While I was asleep, someone broke into my house!
    O'dd e'n canu wrth weithio.
    He sang as he worked.

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal h-prothesis
wrth unchanged unchanged hwrth
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.