Welsh

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Etymology

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From gwlad (country) +‎ -ig.

Pronunciation

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Adjective

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gwledig (feminine singular gwledig, plural gwledig, equative mor wledig, comparative mwy gwledig, superlative mwyaf gwledig)

  1. rural
  2. (obsolete) an epithet used of British rulers around the time of the Roman withdrawal; found in the mutated form wledig, e.g. Macsen Wledig, Amlawdd Wledig.

Usage notes

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  • Not to be confused in meaning with gwladaidd (rustic) or gwladol (national, civil, state).

Derived terms

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Mutation

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

References

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