cynffon f (plural cynffonnau or cynffonion)

  1. (anatomy) tail
  2. (by extension) any similar object or part or appendage:
    1. the tail of a comet, line or stroke of a letter, the tail and bottom part of a coat, skirt, etc., wake of ship, rear of army or procession, end or extremity, cue
  3. (figuratively) consequence, logical conclusion; retinue, clients of lord or nobleman; rabble, inferior or lower class; queue


Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
cynffon gynffon nghynffon chynffon
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.


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