"Llew."

Translation:A lion.

June 12, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/Ash473779

Is this a cognate of the Latin leo from proto indo -European or is it a loan word that has evolved and became more 'Welsh', since the Roman occupation of Britain?

June 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ibisc

If you look in the GPC (http://www.geiriadur.ac.uk) and plough you way through the abbreviations above each word's definition - there are hints and translations if you hover over them with the cursor - then it will tell you a lot about the word's origins so far as they are known. I think that asterisks indicate potential origins in reconstructed languages such as PIE, etc.

June 12, 2016
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