WelshEdit

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

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Brythonic *kɨnthaβ̃, from Proto-Celtic *kentusamos. Equivalent to cynt (sooner, faster, earlier) +‎ -af.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

cyntaf

  1. superlative degree of cyflym: 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