WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

From nawf (swimming) +‎ -io, from Brythonic, from Proto-Celtic *snāmos, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)n̥h₂-mós, from *(s)neh₂- (to swim). Compare Middle Welsh nawf. Cognate with Cornish neuvya, Breton neuial (compare Middle Breton neuff).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

nofio (first-person singular present nofiaf, not mutable)

  1. to swim
    Synonym: oifad

ConjugationEdit

NounEdit

nofio m (uncountable, not mutable)

  1. swimming
  2. (swimming) stroke

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

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