WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate with Cornish troen, Breton stroen, and also with French trogne via Gaulish trugna (nose, snout).[1] Perhaps related to ffroen (nostril).[2]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

trwyn m (plural trwynau)

  1. (anatomy) nose, snout
  2. (geography) cape, point
  3. nozzle

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
trwyn drwyn nhrwyn thrwyn
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950-), “trwyn”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies
  2. ^ J. Morris Jones, A Welsh Grammar, Historical and Comparative (Oxford 1913), § 101 ii (3)