Welsh

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Etymology

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From Proto-Brythonic *webussu (compare Cornish gweus, Breton gweuz), compound of *we- (compare gwefl (animal lip)) and Proto-Celtic *bussu (lip) (compare Scottish Gaelic bus, Old Irish busóc (kiss)), from Proto-Indo-European *bus- (to kiss) (compare Latin bāsium (kiss), Lithuanian bučiúoti, Albanian buzë (mouth), Persian بوسیدن (bôsidan, to kiss)).

Noun

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gwefus f (plural gwefusau)

  1. lip (on mouth)

Mutation

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