Welsh edit

Etymology edit

cig (meat) +‎ -ydd.[1]

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

cigydd m (plural cigyddion)

  1. butcher (one who slaughters animals for meat or sells meat)
  2. (figurative) butcher (a brutal or indiscriminate killer)
  3. (ornithology) shrike (cf. English butcherbird)[2]

Derived terms edit

Mutation edit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
cigydd gigydd nghigydd chigydd
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References edit

  1. ^ R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “cigydd”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies
  2. ^ Peter Hayman; Rob Hume (2004), Iolo Williams, transl., Llyfr Adar Iolo Williams: Cymru ac Ewrop (in Welsh), Llanrwst: Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, →ISBN, page 230-233