WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Brythonic *marw, from Proto-Celtic *marwos, ultimately from the root *mer- (to die).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

marw (feminine singular marw, plural meirw)

  1. dead

NounEdit

marw m (plural meirw or meirwon)

  1. dead

VerbEdit

marw (invariable)

  1. to die

Usage notesEdit

Like byw, marw is only ever used in periphrastic constructions.

MutationEdit

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

Further readingEdit

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