"prynhawn dydd Mercher"

Translation:Wednesday afternoon

May 3, 2016

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Ash473779

The way I remember this is that 'dydd mercher' literally translates to 'day mercury' which is close to the Latin name for Wednesday.

May 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Rumactree

As I learned french earlier I remember the Latin, and Cymraeg, through that: lundi, mardi, mercredi, etc. but I also remember ddyd Mercher as market day (thinking merchant) as that was the tradition in many places. Probably not entomologically right though. Just mnemonic.

April 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Lordhokage

I wrote 'Afternoon Wednesday'. Welsh overload.

June 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Myfanwy19

Yes you are correct, but also wednesday translates to woedens day.

May 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/americanu197

hmmm.... these seem to come from latin

October 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo

Indeed they do.

dydd "day" is native, but the day names are borrowed from Latin:

  • dydd Llun from dies Lunae "day of the Moon"
  • dydd Mawrth from dies Martis "day of Mars"
  • dydd Mercher from dies Mercurii "day of Mercury"
  • dydd Iau from dies Iovis "day of Jupiter"
  • dydd Gwener from dies Veneris "day of Venus"
  • dydd Sadwrn from dies Saturni "day of Saturn"
  • dydd Sul from dies Solis "day of the Sun"
February 11, 2018
Learn Welsh in just 5 minutes a day. For free.