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- noun the
Welshlanguage as spoken from the 12th to 14th centuries
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In Middle Welsh, the word for ` brow 'can also mean
Skeat and his sympathizers understandably plump for the Middle Welsh llawd ` lad 'and llodes ` lass.'
Though it is now customary to endow maggot with a Teutonic provenance, it has also been etymologized as the Middle Welsh maceiad, akin to magiaid
As with maggot, lubber is usually ascribed a Teutonic origin, but Skeat, for one, prefers the Middle Welsh llob ` a dolt 'or llabbi ` a stripling.'
Bug has been traced to the Middle Welsh bwg ` ghost, 'and the eighteenth-century bugaboo finds its parallel in the Welsh bwcibo ` hobgoblin, scarecrow' and the Cornish buccaboo.