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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *wegrom, possibly from Proto-Indo-European *h₂weg- (increase, enlarge) via a sense ‘outgrowth’.[1] Cognate with Cornish gora and Old Irish fér (grass).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gwair m (plural gweiriau)

  1. hay

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 409
  • Angharad Fychan and Ann Parry Owen, editors (2014), “gwair”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies