Welsh cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : pedwar
    Ordinal : pedwerydd
    Multiplier : pedwarplyg
    Feminine : pedair
Welsh Wikipedia article on pedwar


From Proto-Brythonic *pedwar, from Proto-Celtic *kʷetwares, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷetwóres.



pedwar m (feminine form pedair)

  1. four

Usage notesEdit

Pedwar is used only before grammatically masculine nouns.


Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
pedwar bedwar mhedwar phedwar
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–present) , “pedwar”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies