"Cefnfor"

Translation:An ocean

March 3, 2016

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CivisRomanus

I recently learned the word cefn , for 'back, rear'.
Since -for sounds as a softly mutated môr , does the word for 'ocean' literally mean 'the sea at the back', 'the sea behind' (likely, behind Ireland)?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DavidHalli8

I was wondering this, too. I think it might be similar to using the term backcountry for remote countryside, as the Welsh for countryside is cefn gwlad.

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