From Old Welsh eguin, from Proto-Brythonic *ėɣwin, from Proto-Celtic *angʷīnā (compare Cornish ewyn, Breton ivin, Irish ionga), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃nogʰ- (nail) (compare Latin unguis, English nail, Ancient Greek ὄνυξ (ónux), Russian ноготь (nogotʹ)).



ewin m or f (plural ewinedd)

  1. claw, nail, talon, hoof

Derived termsEdit


Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal h-prothesis
ewin unchanged unchanged hewin
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit

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