See also: Arth and ārth

CornishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Brythonic *arθ, from Proto-Celtic *artos, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ŕ̥tḱos.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

arth m (plural arthes)

  1. bear (mammal)

SynonymsEdit


WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Brythonic *arθ, from Proto-Celtic *artos, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ŕ̥tḱos.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

arth m or f (plural eirth)

  1. bear

Usage notesEdit

In the older language and the literary language, arth is masculine or feminine depending on the sex of the bear under consideration. In the modern colloquial language, however, the noun is predominantly feminine, regardless of the sex of the animal. If the sex of the animal is to be specified, the terms arthes (she-bear) and arth wryw (male bear) are used.

MutationEdit

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