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iaith

WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Welsh ieith, from Proto-Celtic *yaxtī (compare Breton yezh (language), Cornish yeth (language), Irish icht[1] ‘tribe, people’), from Proto-Indo-European *iek- (compare Latin jocus (joke), Old High German jehan (to admit, to confess), Tocharian A yask (to demand, to beg)).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

iaith f (plural ieithoedd)

  1. language

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
iaith unchanged unchanged hiaith

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ranko Matasović, Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden: Brill, 2009), 435.