See also: gwŷdd



Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Welsh gwyð, from Proto-Celtic *wēdos, from Proto-Indo-European *weyd- (to see); cognate with Old Irish fíad (in front of, in the presence of).


gŵydd m (uncountable)

  1. presence, face

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Welsh guit, from Proto-Celtic *gesdā; cognate with Breton gwaz, Cornish goth, Middle Irish géd (Irish ).


gŵydd f (plural gwyddau)

  1. goose (grazing waterfowl)
  2. (figuratively) simpleton
  3. (tailor's) goose, goose iron
  4. rod connecting each of the cradle-teeth of a scythe to the stock and acting as a support
Derived termsEdit


Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
gŵydd ŵydd ngŵydd unchanged
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–present), “gŵydd”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies