Welsh edit

Etymology edit

From Middle Welsh llythyr, from Old Welsh leder, from Proto-Brythonic *llɨθer (whence also Middle Cornish lyther and Middle Breton lizer), from Latin littera. Cognate with Old Irish liter.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

llythyr m (plural llythyrau or llythyron)

  1. letter, epistle

Derived terms edit

Mutation edit

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

Further reading edit

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