Analyzable as go + paith (“prairie, wasteland”). The second element is also comparable to affaith (“result, consequence”), itself from Latin affectus (“affection, mood”), while the former is eventually from defectus (“emptiness, absence”).
- (North Wales, standard, colloquial) IPA(key): /ˈɡɔbaiθ/
- (South Wales, standard) IPA(key): /ˈɡoːbaiθ/, /ˈɡɔbaiθ/
gobaith m (plural gobeithion)
|Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every|
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.
- ^ The Bulletin of the Board of Celtic Studies. (1991). United Kingdom: University of Wales Press, p. 109-110
- ^ R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present) , “affaith”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies