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EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English Walsch, Welische, from Old English wīelisċ (Briton; Roman; Celt), from Proto-West Germanic *walhisk, 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).

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

Doublet of Vellish. Compare Walloon, walnut, Vlach, Walach, Gaul, Cornwall.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /wɛlʃ/
  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

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, “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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NounEdit

Welsh (countable and uncountable, plural Welsh)

  1. (uncountable) 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, in the plural) The people of Wales. [from 11th c.]
  3. A breed of pig, kept mainly for bacon.

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Proper nounEdit

Welsh (plural Welshes)

  1. A English and Scottish surname, from nicknames for someone who was a Welshman or a Celt.
  2. An Irish surname, a variant of Walsh.
  3. A town in Louisiana, United States, named for early landowner Henry Welsh.
  4. An unincorporated community in Ohio, United States, named for an early settler.

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EtymologyEdit

From English Welsh.

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Welsh n (uncountable)

  1. Welsh, the language.

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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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