See also: ydd

WelshEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Brythonic *-ɨð.

SuffixEdit

-ydd

  1. pluralization suffix
    cyfarfod (meeting) + ‎-ydd → ‎cyfarfodydd (meetings)
    afon (river) + ‎-ydd → ‎afonydd (rivers)
    gwaun (moor, heath) + ‎-ydd → ‎gweunydd (moors, heaths)
    Synonyms: -aid, -aint, -au, -ed, -edd, -en, -i, -iaid, -iau, -ion, -od, -oedd, -on, -yr, -ys

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Brythonic *‑íi̯ō.[1] Cognate with Cornish -ydh.

SuffixEdit

-ydd m (plural -wyr, plural -yddion)

  1. suffix indicating a person, especially an agent noun: -er, -or, -ist
    cig (meat) + ‎-ydd → ‎cigydd (butcher)
    adar (birds) + ‎-ydd → ‎adarydd (ornithologist)
    llwyio (to steer) + ‎-ydd → ‎llywydd (president)
    Synonyms: -edydd, -iedydd, -wr
  2. suffix indicating an instrument, machine or substance, especially an agent noun: -er, -or
    hydoddi (to dissolve) + ‎-ydd → ‎hydoddydd (solvent)
    adweithio (to react) + ‎-ydd → ‎adweithydd (reactor)
    taflunio (to project) + ‎-ydd → ‎taflunydd (projector)
    Synonyms: -adur, -edydd, -iadur, -iedydd, -wr

Etymology 3Edit

SuffixEdit

  1. suffix indicating a noun or adjective
    llafar (spoken, oral) + ‎-ydd → ‎lleferydd (speech)
    llawn (full) + ‎-ydd → ‎llonydd (still, quiet)

Derived termsEdit


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ J. Morris Jones, A Welsh Grammar, Historical and Comparative (Oxford 1913), § 143 iv (9)