cwm

EnglishEdit

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A cwm on the south side of Rhinog Fawr, in Wales.

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Welsh cwm ‎(valley).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cwm ‎(plural cwms)

  1. A valley head created through glacial erosion and with a shape similar to an amphitheatre.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ cwm” (US) / “cwm” (UK) in Oxford Dictionaries, Oxford University Press. Accessed 7 September 2013.

WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *kumbā (compare Breton komm ‎(trough), Irish com, coim ‎(chest cavity), French combe), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱumbʰ- (compare Latin incumbere ‎(to lie down), English coomb and Old English cumb ‎(hollow; narrow valley), Dutch kom ‎(bowl, basin), Sanskrit कुम्भ ‎(kumbha, a pot, jug)).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cwm m (plural cymau or cymoedd)

  1. valley, dale, glen

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MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
cwm gwm nghwm chwm
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.
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