traed brain

WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

From traed (feet) +‎ brain (crows), literally "crows' feet".

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

traed brain f pl

  1. mess (usually used to describe messy handwriting)
    • 2013 March 28, Wales Online[1]:
      MEDDYGON. Awduron. Y rhain oedd yn arfer cael eu cyhuddo o fod â llawysgrifen annealladwy. Ysgrifen traed brain
      DOCTORS. Authors. It was those who used to be accused of having unintelligible handwriting. Messy writing.

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
traed brain draed brain nhraed brain thraed brain
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

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