See also: glan and Glan

Welsh edit

Etymology edit

From Middle Welsh glan, from Proto-Brythonic *glan, from Proto-Celtic *glanos (clean, clear). Doublet of glas (blue), arsenig (arsenic), and clorin (chlorine).

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit

glân (feminine singular glân, plural glain or gleinion, equative glaned, comparative glanach, superlative glanaf)

  1. clean
    Antonyms: brwnt, budr
  2. pure; holy

Derived terms edit

Mutation edit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
glân lân nglân unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References edit

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