25 Colours in Welsh

Colours in Welsh

The colours of the rainbow (Enfys) have extra dimensions to some other languages - the words for colours are different for masculine and feminine nouns and some plural colours and are still widely used in modern day Welsh.

Colours in Welsh
Colours in Welsh. Rainbow - Enfys, all colours of the spectrum. More Useful Welsh Words, click here...

 

 

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Colours, plurals and feminine versions of colours to Note

Blue and Green in Welsh

Glas means Blue, Gwrydd means Green. For example a "blue car" is "Car Glas". But if you wish to describe a field as a "green field", in Welsh it is "Maes Glas", Glas means blue but when describing vegetation such as, leaves, grass, fields, pastures or foliage, glas means green!! 

  • Maes glas - green field
  • Tir glas - green land
  • Ynyslas - green island
  • Dail glas - green leaves

Plurals

Some Welsh colours have plural versions that are still in common use today

  • Y Gleision, the Blues
  • Crysau Duon, Black shirts (also the All Blacks)
  • Drysau Gwyrddion, Green doors, 

Masculine - Feminine

Some Welsh colours have feminine versions when describing feminine nouns that are still in common use today

  • Het werdd, green hat
  • Het wen ar ei phen, a white hat on her head,
  • Car gwyrdd, green car
  • Pel wen, white ball
  • Ty gwyn, white house

25 Colours in Welsh

  1. Arian, silver
  2. Aur, gold
  3. Beis, beige
  4. Brown, brown
  5. Coch, red
  6. Du, black
  7. Efydd, bronze
  8. Fioled, violet
  9. Fflamgoch
  10. Glas, blue
  11. Glasgoch, violet
  12. Gwinau, auburn
  13. Gwyn, white
  14. Gwyrdd, green
  15. Hufen, cream
  16. Llwyd, grey
  17. Llwydfelyn, beige
  18. Melyn, yellow
  19. Melyngoch, orange
  20. Oren, orange
  21. Pinc, pick
  22. Piws, purple
  23. Piwswyn, purple
  24. Porffor, purple
  25. Rhudd, crimson

The Colours of the Rainbow, Children's Song

Lliwiau Enfys - Rainbow Colours

Coch a melyn a fioled a glas,
Porffor ac oren a gwyrdd.
Dyma lliwiau enfys,
Lliwiau enfys
Lliwiau enfys hardd.

Red and yellow and violet and blue,
Purple and orange and green,
Here are the colours of the rainbow,
Colours of the rainbow,
Colours of the beautiful rainbow.

 

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