ymdrech

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from ymdrechu, from ym- +‎ trechu (defeat),[1] from Proto-Celtic *trexs-, from Proto-Indo-European *treg- (strength).[2][3]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈəmdrɛχ/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

ymdrech f (plural ymdrechion)

  1. effort, attempt
  2. struggle, endeavour

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal h-prothesis
ymdrech unchanged unchanged hymdrech
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), “ymdrech”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies
  2. ^ R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “trech”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies
  3. ^ Morris Jones, John (1913) A Welsh Grammar, Historical and Comparative, Oxford: Clarendon Press, § 148 i (13)