Welsh edit

Etymology edit

From Middle Welsh gwlat, from Old Welsh gulat, from Proto-Brythonic *gwlad, from Proto-Celtic *wlatis (sovereignty); from Proto-Indo-European *h₂wélh₁tis ~ *h₂wl̥h₁téy-, from the root *h₂welh₁-.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

gwlad f (plural gwledydd)

  1. country, nation, realm, land
  2. countryside

Usage notes edit

See "gwlad" in Wade-Evans's Welsh Medieval Law for its use in a pre-modern context.

Derived terms edit

Related terms edit

Mutation edit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
gwlad wlad ngwlad 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), “gwlad”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies