WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Brythonic *lliw, from Proto-Celtic *līwos, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)leh₃y- (bluish). Cognate with Breton liv, Cornish liw, and, more distantly, with Old English slā (sloe) and Latin liveo (to have bluish colour).[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lliw m (plural lliwiau)

  1. colour
  2. paint, dye, colouring

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

MutationEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ J. Morris Jones, A Welsh Grammar, Historical and Comparative (Oxford 1913), § 76 ix 1.