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Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru (GPC) is the only standard historical dictionary of Welsh, available free online and as an app. Trydar Cymraeg:
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GPC Welsh dictionary May 17
Word of the Day: ewyllys da ('good will') (you'll need to scroll down) - today marks the proclamation of the Urdd's Peace and Goodwill Message for 2019, see
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GPC Welsh dictionary May 16
Word of the Day: gold y gors ('Marsh Marigold, Caltha palustris') a pretty spring flower with many other names in Welsh - aur y gors, gold y morfa, llysiau’r grog, melyn y gors, rhuddos y gors, troed yr ebol.
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GPC Welsh dictionary May 15
Word of the Day: colomendy ('dovecote, culver-house') - Colomendy was the name of the estate near Mold (Yr Wyddgrug) where the artist Richard Wilson died on 15 May 1782. ('colomen' = 'dove'; 'tŷ' = 'house').
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GPC Welsh dictionary May 13
Word of the Day: tollborth ('toll-gate, turnpike gate') On 13 May 1839 at Efail-wen (Pembrokeshire) the first turnpike gate was destroyed at the beginning of the 'Rebecca Riots'. (On the riots see )
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GPC Welsh dictionary May 10
Word of the Day: opera Blodwen was the first opera to be composed in and it is to be performed today for the first time in America. (Picture: 2978 Album cover).
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GPC Welsh dictionary May 8
Word of the Day: rhyfel cartref ('civil war') - the Civil War battle of St. Fagans near Cardiff was fought on 8 May, 1648. (Picture: Civil War battle re-enactment)
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GPC Welsh dictionary May 7
Word of the Day: adnodd ('a resource') - here are some resources for learning Welsh.
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GPC Welsh dictionary May 3
Word of the Day: eos ('nightingale') - a bird associated with the month of May.
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GPC Welsh dictionary May 2
Word of the Day: mêl ('honey') - a word of Indo-European origin from IE. *melit- ‘honey’, cf. Latin 'mel' and Greek 'μέλι'. 'melys' (an adjective from 'mêl' and the adjectival ending '-us') is the usual Welsh word for 'sweet' (adj.).
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GPC Welsh dictionary May 1
Word of the Day: dyddiol ('daily') Congratulations to the Western Mail, the oldest daily newspaper in Wales, which is 150 today.
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GPC Welsh dictionary Apr 30
Word of the Day: terfysg ('riot, insurrection') A riot in support of the Chartists took place in Llanidloes on this day in 1839 . (Photo: The commemorative plaque on the Trewythen Arms in Stryd y Dderwen Fawr / Oak Street.)
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GPC Welsh dictionary Apr 16
Word of the Day: Pasg 'Easter' Easter is approaching rapidly. 'Pasg' itself is from ecclesiastical Latin 'Pascha'. Easter or Paschal Eggs are not a recent invention, but go back many hundreds of years, see
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GPC Welsh dictionary Apr 15
Word of the Day: suddo '(to) sink': On this day in 1912 the Belfast-built ocean liner RMS Titanic sank at 2:20am after striking an iceberg with the loss of more than 1,500 lives. See
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GPC Welsh dictionary Apr 12
Word of the Day: mynawyd y bugail 'crane’s-bill, esp. herb Robert' , literally 'awl of the shepherd', one of a number of names for this plant in Welsh.
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GPC Welsh dictionary Apr 10
Word of the Day: canfed 'hundredth' , this being the 100th day of the year.
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GPC Welsh dictionary Apr 8
Word of the Day: ciwbiaeth ('cubism') an artistic style invented by Pablo Picasso who died on this day in 1973.
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GPC Welsh dictionary Apr 5
. Dyma rywbeth allai fod yn ddefnyddiol wrth ddysgu Cymraeg. Here's something you may find useful learning Welsh. Pob lwc!
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GPC Welsh dictionary Apr 5
Word of the Day: cyfrifiad 'census' … … (from the verb 'cyfrif, cyfrifo' 'to count, enumerate'). The population census held on this day in 1891 was the first to ask about people's ability to speak Welsh. (Picture credit: Archifau Sir Benfro)
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GPC Welsh dictionary Apr 3
Word of the Day: anterliwt 'an interlude (play)' The famous author of numerous Welsh 'anterliwtiau' Twm o'r Nant died on this day in 1810.
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GPC Welsh dictionary Apr 2
Word of the Day: mwyalch 'blackbird' From Brythonic '*mesalkā' or '*misalkā'.
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