WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Welsh per, from Proto-Brythonic *per, a borrowing from Latin pira, plural of pirum n (pear). Cognate with Cornish per, Breton per.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pêr f pl (singulative peren)

  1. pears; sweet fruit
  2. pear trees; sweet-fruit trees

Derived termsEdit

SynonymsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

pêr (feminine singular pêr, plural perion, equative pered, comparative perach, superlative peraf)

  1. sweet(-tasting), mellow, delicious
  2. sweet-smelling, fragrant
  3. sweet-sounding; pleasant, agreeable

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
pêr bêr mhêr phêr
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–present), “pêr”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies