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Welsh ordinal numbers
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    Cardinal : un
    Ordinal : cyntaf
    Adverbial : unwaith

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Brythonic *kɨnthaβ̃, from Proto-Celtic *kentusamos.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

cyntaf (feminine singular cyntaf, plural cyntaf, not comparable)

  1. swiftest, quickest, fastest, fleetest
  2. first
    1. foremost, chief, principal
    2. pristine

Usage notesEdit

Unlike other ordinals, cyntaf follows the noun - llawr cyntaf (first floor).

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
cyntaf gyntaf nghyntaf chyntaf
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-), “cyntaf”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies