Such a short word in English. Such a long word in Welsh!
Can anyone give me the etymology of this word? It sounds kind of interesting
It's a singulative of morgrug "ants".
And according to the GPC dictionary, that's from mŷr "ant" + crug "heap, mass, large number".
Welsh mŷr is distantly related to the "-mire" part of "pismire", an English word for "ant".
Thanks really interesting, thank you!
That's interesting. In north-east Wales the word for "ants" is myrion (singular myrionen), from mŷr I now learn.
Myra is north germanic for ant ...
What a long word for such a small thing.