WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Welsh ffonn, from Proto-Celtic *sɸondo- (compare Breton houn, Irish sonn ‘cudgel, beam’), from Proto-Indo-European *sph₂en- (compare Latin sponda (bedstead), English spoon, Greek σφήν (sfín, wedge)).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ffon f (plural ffyn)

  1. stick (piece of wood)

ReferencesEdit

  • Ranko Matasović, Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic, Brill: Leiden-Boston, 2009, page 334
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