WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Brythonic *köwir, from Proto-Celtic *kowīros (compare Old Irish cóir), from *kom + *wīros.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

cywir (feminine singular cywir, plural cywir, equative cywired, comparative cywirach, superlative cywiraf)

  1. correct, true, real, genuine
  2. sincere, honest, upright, fair
  3. exact, precise, accurate
  4. faithful, loyal, trustworthy

SynonymsEdit

NounEdit

cywir m or f (plural cywiriaid)

  1. one who is loyal to a person (especially to a sovereign) or cause, staunch supporter, loyalist
  2. trustworthy person
  3. honest and upright person

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
cywir gywir nghywir chywir
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-), “cywir”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies