pythefnos

WelshEdit

 
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Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Welsh petheunos, from Proto-Brythonic *pɨmθeβ̃noɨθ (with loss of /m/ by dissimilation from /β̃/ and with attraction to nos (night)), from Proto-Celtic *kʷinkʷe-de(k)m noxtes (literally fifteen nights).[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pythefnos m or f (plural pythefnosau)

  1. fortnight

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
pythefnos bythefnos mhythefnos phythefnos
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

See alsoEdit

Further readingEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Morris Jones, John (1913) A Welsh Grammar, Historical and Comparative, Oxford: Clarendon Press, § 99 iv, page 149