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bonheddig

WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

bonedd (pedigree; nobility) +‎ -ig (one possessing; one doing) (compare Old Welsh bonhedyc, bonhetyc)

NounEdit

bonheddig m (plural boneddigion)

  1. a noble
  2. an aristocrat

Usage notesEdit

In Medieval use, bonheddig applied to the national aristocracy in the widest sense as opposed to peasants (taeog), foreigners (alltud), or slaves (caeth).

SynonymsEdit

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
bonheddig fonheddig monheddig unchanged

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