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Welsh for "Gargoyle"?

My mom and I are learning Welsh together, and for Mother's Day my brother, my husband, and I (all the kids!) are giving her gargoyle-themed gifts (she loves gargoyles).

I'd love to include the Welsh translation of "gargoyle" or "the gargoyle" in the card. It's an uncommon enough word and I'm enough of a beginner that I'm not having much luck finding a translation that I'm confident is right.

Help? ♡

May 6, 2018

10 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/DragonPolyglot

Gargoil (plural is “gargoiliau”). To say “the gargoyl”, you write “y gargoil”.

http://geiriadur.bangor.ac.uk/?locale=en#gargoyle&sln=en

May 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Blue_Faerie

My hero/heroine! Thank you so much. :)

May 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DragonPolyglot

Croeso! Hope you and your mom are having fun learning Welsh. :)

May 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Sonulii

I thought "Croeso" meant to welcome. Does it also mean you're welcome?

May 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DragonPolyglot

You can use either "croeso" or "iawn" as responses to "thank you (diolch)".

May 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Blue_Faerie

We are. She's already better than me :P

May 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/EalfHil

I suspect she loves grotesques more than gargoils, unless she only likes them to be part of a drainage system:)

May 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Blue_Faerie

A fair distinction! Indeed, I gather that she loves both grotesques and gargoyles as much for their history as their resultant mythology. I'll gladly include the word(s) for "grotesque" if you know the appropriate Welsh noun. I found "grotésg" but that's listed as an adjective. Is it the same word if used as a noun?

May 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Requielle

Dw i'n hoffi sistemau draenio. Dw i ddim yn caru systemau draenio.

June 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Requielle

Dw i'n caru'r gargoiliau!

June 1, 2018
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