WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

From cangau, plural of cainc (branch) (from Proto-Celtic *kankā[1]), +‎ -en (singulative suffix).[2]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cangen f (plural canghennau)

  1. branch
  2. bough

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
cangen gangen nghangen changen
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Morris Jones, John (1913) A Welsh Grammar, Historical and Comparative, Oxford: Clarendon Press, § 101 iii (2)
  2. ^ R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “cangen”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies