WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate with Irish cosc (restraint, prohibition). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *sekʷ- (to say).[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cosb m or f (plural cosbau or cosbion)

  1. punishment, chastisement, penalty
  2. discipline, restraint
  3. revenge
  4. (figuratively) chastiser

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
cosb gosb nghosb chosb
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

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