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Subject:

Re: tarddiad 'penderfynu'

From:

Peter Bradley <[log in to unmask]>

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WELSH Language Bulletin Board <[log in to unmask]>

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Sun, 12 Dec 1999 16:05:37 +0000

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Mike Aryunov wrote:

> Linda Sherman <[log in to unmask]>
> On Thursday, December 09, 1999 7:49 AM
> wrote:
>
> > Tybed a ddeuai 'penderfynu' o 'prendre' Frangeg + 'fyny'.
> >
> > Does gen i ddim Geiriadur Prifysgol, yn anffodus.
> >
> > Lin
> > --
> > Linda K Sherman <[log in to unmask]>
> > [log in to unmask] www.cti-pro.com www.dalati.com
>
> I don't think it's right. I suppose that the key to the origin of the word
> is one of its meanings in English, i.e. 'determine' (the latter was really
> borrowed from French in Middle Ages).
> Thus:
> pen-derfyn-u (i.e. pen+terfyn+u)= de-termine (i.e. set limits);
> terfyn = boundary, border, edge, limit.
> If you think otherwise, please correct me.
>
> Mike.
>
> PS: Sorry for English.

Pen - derfynu

Mae 'terfyn' yn dwad o'r gair Lladin "terminus" - sy'n esbonio pam fod 'na
'mond un "n" yn y gair.

Peter


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