EnglishEdit

 
Cardigan Welsh corgi

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Welsh corgi, a compound of cor (dwarf) and ci (dog).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

corgi (plural corgis or corgies or corgwn)[1]

  1. A dog of a breed having a small body, short legs, and fox-like features.

Usage notesEdit

  • Some breed authorities prescribe the etymologically consistent plural form corgwn.[2] Nonetheless, the plural form corgis is considerably more common.

SynonymsEdit

TranslationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Oxford English Dictionary [Second Edition]
  2. ^ The Pembrokeshire Corgi Handbook (1952) by C.L.B. Hubbard states: “The plural of Corgi is Corgwn and not Corgis.”

Further readingEdit

AnagramsEdit


FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English corgi, from Welsh corgi, a compound of cor (dwarf) and ci (dog).

NounEdit

corgi

  1. corgi, Welsh corgi (breed of dog)

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of corgi (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative corgi corgit
genitive corgin corgien
partitive corgia corgeja
illative corgiin corgeihin
singular plural
nominative corgi corgit
accusative nom. corgi corgit
gen. corgin
genitive corgin corgien
partitive corgia corgeja
inessive corgissa corgeissa
elative corgista corgeista
illative corgiin corgeihin
adessive corgilla corgeilla
ablative corgilta corgeilta
allative corgille corgeille
essive corgina corgeina
translative corgiksi corgeiksi
instructive corgein
abessive corgitta corgeitta
comitative corgeineen
Possessive forms of corgi (type risti)
possessor singular plural
1st person corgini corgimme
2nd person corgisi corginne
3rd person corginsa

SynonymsEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English corgi, from Welsh corgi, a compound of cor (dwarf) and ci (dog).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

corgi m (plural corgis)

  1. Corgi dog.

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English corgi, from Welsh corgi, a compound of cor (dwarf) and ci (dog).

NounEdit

corgi m (plural corgi)

  1. Corgi dog.

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English corgi, from Welsh corgi, a compound of cor (dwarf) and ci (dog).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkorɡi/, [ˈkorɣi]

NounEdit

corgi m (plural corgis)

  1. corgi

HyponymsEdit


WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

cor (dwarf) +‎ ci (dog)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

corgi m (plural corgwn or corgïaid)

  1. corgi dog
  2. (sometimes figuratively) cur

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
corgi gorgi nghorgi chorgi
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

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