WelshEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Welsh -eu, from Old Welsh -ou, from Proto-Brythonic *-ow, from Proto-Celtic *-owes, u-stem nominative plural.[1] Cognate with Cornish -ow and Breton -où.

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-au

  1. Forms plural nouns., -s
    syniad (idea) + ‎-au → ‎syniadau (ideas)
    methiant (failure) + ‎-au → ‎methiannau (failures)
    gwasanaeth (service) + ‎-au → ‎gwasanaethau (services)
    Synonyms: -aid, -aint, -ed, -edd, -en, -i, -iaid, -iau, -ion, -od, -oedd, -on, -ydd, -yr, -ys

Derived termsEdit


ReferencesEdit

  • King, Gareth (2007). Modern Welsh Dictionary. Oxford University Press. →ISBN.
  1. ^ Schrijver, Peter C. H. (1995) Studies in British Celtic historical phonology (Leiden studies in Indo-European; 5), Amsterdam, Atlanta: Rodopi, page 331
  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present) , “-au”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies