Word of the Day 04/10/2018
Today’s word was inspired by @gruntius
Gloyw = gloy-you
Gloywi = gloy-wee
Gloyw means bright / polished / shining / clear
Gloywi means to make bright / to polish or burnish / to make clear
The second part of tryloyw comes from the word gloyw and in this context means clear.
You can also use gloyw to describe the moon on a bright night. You can also use gloyw to describe a precious metal or a gemstone.
In the context of learning Welsh, you may come across the term gloywi iaith. Gloywi iaith is used to describe courses which focus on further improving language for fluent speakers, so in this context gloywi means to clarify. These courses are often offered to students at university level, who want to improve language skills in preparation for writing essays.
You can also get gloywi courses to improve driving skills.
The process of removing sediment from a liquid such as beer in order to clarify it, can also be described as gloywi as well as the process of thinning/clarifying a liquid when cooking.
Now here are two additional and rather interesting uses for the word gloywi.
It is also sometimes used to mean run away or scoot off. You may hear on Welsh TV or read in Welsh books someone say to another in common speech, gleua hi, which means go, get away / scoot / skedaddle .
Another use for gloywi common in north Wales and connected to cooking is gloywi tatws or gloywi moron or gloywi bresych. It basically means to drain the water from your vegetables after boiling. This water would then be set aside to make the gravy. So is someone asks you to gloywi’r tatws then you’ll know that you need to drain the potatoes.
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