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WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Welsh kaeth, kaet, cahet, cayt (slave), from Proto-Brythonic *kaɨθ, from Proto-Celtic *kaxtos, from Proto-Indo-European *kh₂ptós.

NounEdit

caeth m (plural caethion)

  1. slave
  2. captive
  3. bondsman, villein

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
caeth gaeth nghaeth chaeth
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  • Angharad Fychan and Ann Parry Owen, editors (2014), “caeth”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies