See also: c'hwec'h

Welsh edit

Welsh numbers (edit)
60[a], [b], [c]
[a], [b] ←  5 6 7  → 
    Cardinal: chwech, (before nouns) chwe
    Ordinal: chweched
    Ordinal abbreviation: 6ed

Etymology edit

From Proto-Brythonic *hwex, from Proto-Celtic *swexs, from Proto-Indo-European *swéḱs.

Pronunciation edit

Numeral edit

chwech (before nouns chwe)

  1. (cardinal number) six

Usage notes edit

  • chwe triggers the aspirate mutation in the literary language, but in the spoken language this is only occasionally heard.

Derived terms edit

Noun edit

chwech m (plural chwechau, not mutable)

  1. (obsolete) sixpence

Mutation edit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
chwech unchanged unchanged unchanged

References edit

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