Welsh edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Middle Welsh anyueyl, from Proto-Brythonic *anɨβ̃ėl, borrowed from Latin animal, animālis (compare Breton aneval, Middle Cornish enevalles pl).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

anifail m (plural anifeiliaid or anifeilaid or anifeiliod or anifeilod, feminine anifeiles, diminutive anifeilyn)

  1. animal, beast
  2. (figuratively, derogatory, offensive) beastly person

Derived terms edit

Mutation edit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal h-prothesis
anifail unchanged unchanged hanifail
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References edit

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “anifail, &c.”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies