Suggestions for Searching the Dictionary
1) Type the form that you would like translated into the box labeled "SearchTerm"
2) By default the dictionary expects you to enter a Welsh word and to search for the English equivalent. If you are entering an English word then you need to change the first box labeled "Select" to "English-Welsh". The dictionary will then search for the Welsh equivalent.
3) If you know the part of speech you are searching for e.g noun or verb etc, then you may select from the drop down list provided. If you are unsure then search "Everything". You should bear in mind that an adverb in one language may appear as a phrase in another language etc.
4) Decide whether the form you have entered constitutes a whole word, the beginning of a word, part of a word or the end of a word.

It is often more fruitful to search for part of a word rather than for a whole word since the alternate versions that appear will provide greater choice. For example a serach for "near" as part of a word will also provide translations for 'nearly, nearby, near to, to get near', and many others, whilst "multi" as part of a word will return more that 55 offerings, but multi as a whole world will only suggest one form
5) Click on Search and results will be displayed on a new screen which also provides the option to continue searching the dictionary.

Each form given in the results can be clicked on to initiate a new search; this may give some idea of the concepts and connotations associated with that particular form.

When you see a "loudspeaker" icon then you can click on it to hear a sound file of that form in standard Welsh pronunciation.

When you see "Grammatical Note" then you can click on it to elicit further detail on the use of that particular form.

All searches made during the session are stored and you may return to them.

Further Search Advice

Dictionaries do not normally have plural nouns as headwords. Your search is likely to be more fruitful if you search for a singular noun under Search Term

Dictionaries do not normally have inflected forms of verbs as headwords. Your search is likely to be more fruitful if you search an infinitive, verb noun or verbal stem under Search Term

If your search was unsuccessful, check that you have selected appropriate search options. If you find a word that has not been included in our dictionary please inform us by entering the details on the results page and we can consider including it.

Please feel free to make comments on the dictionary.

adj Adjective
adv Adverb
conj Conjuntion
f Feminine
m Masculine
n Noun
cmb Combination
pl Plural
prep Preposition
v Verb



University of Wales Lampeter - Department of Welsh