Gair neu Idiom y Diwrnod - Word or Idiom of the Day 16/09/2020
So despite masks, hand sanitisers, handwashing and some form of social distancing, our kids have insisted on bringing the common cold and sore throats home from school. So we’re a sniffly household as per usual autumn school terms. But thank goodness, no coughs, no high temperatures and no change in sense of taste or smell… phew!
On that note, here’s a wonderful old word for you from North Wales. Still used here and there and I think it suits its purpose beautifully…
Anfadwch = ann-vad-ooch (Welsh ‘ch’ sound) - sickness, disorder, illness ailment, disease
Informally you’ll sometimes hear people say it like this…
Fadwch = vad-ooch
Here’s an example in a sentence - Mae ganddi rhyw anfadwch / Mae ganddi rhyw fadwch - She has some sickness
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