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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Brythonic *moruɨn, from Proto-Celtic *morēnā (compare Cornish moren), from Proto-Indo-European *méryos (boy, girl) (compare Latin marītus (husband), Ancient Greek μεῖραξ (meîrax, boy, girl), Sanskrit मर्य (márya, young man; foal)). Related to merch.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

morwyn f (plural morynion)

  1. maid, virgin

Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

morwyn f (plural morwynion)

  1. barmaid

MutationEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

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