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WelshEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From wyneb (face) +‎ werth (worth).

NounEdit

wynebwerth m (plural wynebwerthoedd)

  1. (law, historical) compensation paid by a husband to his wife for certain insults (such as adultery) under medieval Welsh law; it was received thrice before the wife was presumed to have received no insult from a known offender

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal h-prothesis
wynebwerth unchanged unchanged hwynebwerth
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  • A. Wade-Evans. Welsh Medieval Law.
  • wynebwerth”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies, 2014