See also: bädd



From Middle Welsh baed, from Proto-Brythonic *basio- ~ *baðio-[1] (compare Cornish badh), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰoiHdʰ-so-[2] (compare English boar, Lithuanian baĩsas (terrible apparition)),[3] from *bʰoiHdʰ- (compare Latin foedus (foul, filthy)).



baedd m (plural baeddod)

  1. boar
  2. (figuratively) a fierce warrior

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Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
baedd faedd maedd unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.


  1. ^ Guus Kroonen, Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic, s.v. “baira-” (Leiden: Brill, 2013), 48; citing Peter Schrijver, “Animal, Vegetable and Mineral: Some Western European Substratum Words”, Sound Law and Analogy: Papers in Honour of R.S.P. Beekes (Amsterdam: 1997), 304.
  2. ^ Rick Derksen, Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon, s.v. “běsъ” (Leiden: Brill, 2008), 40.
  3. ^ Friedrich Kluge, Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache, 24th edn., s.v. “Bär²” (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2001), 80.
  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “baedd”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies