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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English Welische, from Old English wīlisc, wylisc (foreigner; Celt), from Proto-Germanic *walhiskaz (Celt; later Roman), from *walhaz (Celt, Roman) (compare Old English wealh), from the name of the Gaulish tribe, the Volcae (recorded only in Latin contexts). Historically the tribe's name has been linked to an animal, likely Gaulish *wolco- (wolf), as Caesar described the Celts having fought with huge dogs, in turn from Proto-Indo-European *wĺ̥kʷos.[1]

This word was borrowed from Germanic into Slavic (compare Old Church Slavonic Влахъ (Vlakhŭ, Vlachs, Romanians), Byzantine Greek Βλάχος (Blákhos)).

Compare Walloon, walnut, Vlach, Walach.

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Welsh (not comparable)

  1. (now historical) (Native) British; pertaining to the Celtic peoples who inhabited much of Britain before the Roman occupation. [from 5thc.]
    • 1985, Michael Wood, In Search of the Trojan War:
      The Tudors, it was argued, were of Welsh or ancient British descent.
  2. (near obsolete) Foreign; non-native. [10th-16thc.]
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, chapter xxiij, in Le Morte Darthur, book XVIII:
      By my hede sayd syr Gareth I wylle ryde vnto my lord sir launcelot for to helpe hym / [] / ye shalle not soo said sir Bors by my counceylle / onles that ye were desguysed / ye shalle see me dysguysed said syre Gareth / and there with al he aspyed a wallysshe knyghte where he was to repose hym
  3. Of or pertaining to Wales. [from 11thc.]
  4. Of or pertaining to the Celtic language of Wales. [from 16thc.]
  5. Designating plants or animals from or associated with Wales. (See Derived terms.) [from 17thc.]

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Proper nounEdit

Welsh

  1. The Welsh language. [from 10th c.]
    • 1832, Queen Victoria, journal, 6 Aug 1832:
      9 minutes to 2. We just stopped to have our horses' mouths washed, and there all people spoke welsh.
  2. (collectively) The people of Wales. [from 11th c.]
  3. A surname for someone who was a Welshman or a Celt.
  4. A breed of pig, kept mainly for bacon.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Caesar, Commentarii de Bello Gallico

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PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English Welsh.

NounEdit

Welsh n (uncountable)

  1. Welsh, the language.

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AdjectiveEdit

Welsh (not comparable)

  1. Welsh

InflectionEdit

Inflection of Welsh
uninflected Welsh
inflected Welshe
comparative
positive
predicative/adverbial Welsh
indefinite m./f. sing. Welshe
n. sing. Welsh
plural Welshe
definite Welshe
partitive Welsh

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