WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *magos (field). Compare Cornish -va, Old Irish mag, from Proto-Indo-European *méǵh₂s. [1]

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-fa f (plural -feydd, plural -faoedd)

  1. Used to derive places from verbs and nouns.
    swydd (job) + ‎-fa → ‎swyddfa (office)
    meddyg (doctor) + ‎-fa → ‎meddygfa (doctor's surgery)
    myned (to go) + ‎-fa → ‎mynedfa (entrance)
    amlosgi (to cremate) + ‎-fa → ‎amlosgfa (crematorium)
  2. Used to derive actions and states from verbs and nouns.
    cyboli (to jumble) + ‎-fa → ‎cybolfa (hotchpotch, jumble)
    cosi (to itch; to beat) + ‎-fa → ‎cosfa (itch; beating, hiding)
    dal (to catch, to seize) + ‎-fa → ‎dalfa (custody)

Derived termsEdit


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950-), “-fa”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies