Welsh Genealogy

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Below are some of the translations of more commonly used words on headstones

Ionawr, Ionor - January    

Chwefror, Chwefrol -February                

Mawrth - March 
Ebrill - April 
Mai - May 
Mehefin - June 
Gorffennaf, Gorphenaf - July
Awst - August 
Medi - September 
Hydref - October 
Tachwedd - November 
Rhagfyr - December 
un - 1           dau - 2 
tri - 3            pedwar - 4 
pump - 5     chwech - 6 
saith - 7       wyth - 8 
naw - 9         deg - 10 
ugain - 20    deg ar hugain - 30 
a aned, a anwyd - who was born
a enwir/enwyd uchod - named above
a fu farw - who died 
a gafodd ei ddiwedd - met his end
a gladdwyd - who was buried
ab, ap - son (of) 
annwyl - loving 
blwyddyn - year 
blwydd, mlwydd - year (after number)
brawd, brodyr - brother 
bu farw - he (she) died 
chwaer, chwiorydd - sister 
claddwyd - was buried 
diwrnod, dydd - day 
eglwys - church 
ei annwyl wraig - his dear/beloved wife
ei fab - his son 
ei ferch - his daughter 
ei gwr - her husband 
ei mab - her son 
ei merch - her daughter 
er cof am - in memory of 
eu plentyn, plant - their child, children
coffadwriaeth - remember, remembrancee
diwrnod, dydd - day 
eglwys - church 
ei annwyl wraig - his dear/beloved wife
ei fab - his son 
ei ferch - his daughter 
ei gwr - her husband 
ei mab - her son 
ei merch - her daughter 
er cof am - in memory of 
eu plentyn, plant - their child, children
gorffwys, gorphwys - rest 
gwraig - woman, wife
gynt - formerly 
hefyd - also
hunodd - died
mam - mother mam-gu - grandmother 
mewn hiraethus gof - in grieving memory 
mis, -oedd - month(s) 
oed, oedran - age 
plant - children 
plwyf - parish 
serchus, serchog - loving, affectionate
tad - father 
tad-cu, taid - grandfather 
tyner, yn dyner - tender, tenderly 
wythnos - week 
ymadawedig - departed, deceased

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time on your hands there

is a very long

article in

Welsh, The Eighth Wonder

 about the Welsh

Language

and its survival


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