Alternative formsEdit


From Middle Welsh bwrt, from Old English bord (compare Irish bord); doublet of bord.



bwrdd m (plural byrddau or bwrddoedd or byrdd)

  1. table, board
    Synonyms: bord, tabl
  2. food and drink, daily sustenance, hospitality
  3. board, body of councillors, committee
  4. (nautical) deck, board; side of a ship
  5. board, plank
  6. (mining) suspended scaffolding in a slate-quarry to hold three men against the face of the rock for boring a hole for blasting

Derived termsEdit


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


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