Welsh edit

Etymology edit

From pêl (ball) +‎ troed (foot).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

pêl droed f (plural peli troed)

  1. football, soccer ball

Usage notes edit

Pêl-droed with a hyphen refers to the sport "football, soccer", whereas pêl droed without a hyphen refers to the ball "football, soccer ball".

Mutation edit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
pêl droed bêl droed mhêl droed phêl droed
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), “pêl droed”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies