"Am bythefnos mae hi'n mynd i Norwy."

Translation:She is going to Norway for a fortnight.

November 25, 2016

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What is the etymology of the word 'pythefnos'? I like how 'wythnos' literally means 'eight nights'.

November 25, 2016

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It's the logical extension of wythnos.

Pythef comes from Pymtheg which is the old number system for 15

A fortnight (fourteen nights in English) is 15 nights in Welsh.

November 25, 2016

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Diolch yn fawr! Mae'n diddorol iawn. It makes perfect sense now.

November 25, 2016

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Diolch yn fawr!

December 1, 2017
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