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CornishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Brythonic *peθ (compare Welsh peth, Breton pezh), from Proto-Celtic *kʷezdis (compare Irish cuid).

PronunciationEdit

  • (Revived Late Cornish) IPA(key): [peːθ]

NounEdit

peth m (plural pethow)

  1. thing

PronounEdit

peth

  1. (interrogative) what
    Peth yw hebma?What is this?

SynonymsEdit

  • (Revived Middle Cornish) pyth

MutationEdit


Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

peth

  1. Alternative form of path

WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Brythonic *peθ (compare Cornish pyth, Breton pezh), from Proto-Celtic *kʷezdis (compare Irish cuid).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

peth m or f (plural pethau)

    1. thing, object
    2. material, stuff, substance
    3. device, instrument
    4. (usually plural) persona possessions, belongings, tools, equipment
    5. something, anything
  1. person, creature (often derogatory, but also affectionate)
    1. affair, matter, business
    2. (plural) interests, concerns
    3. (plural) circumstances, conditions
    4. act, action; event
    5. what is said or thought, statement, opinion, idea
    6. characteristic, attribute, quality

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
peth beth mheth pheth
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  • Angharad Fychan and Ann Parry Owen, editors (2014), “peth”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies