Word of the day – pendramwnwgl

Today’s word, pendramwnwgl [pɛndram’ʊnʊgl], is the Welsh word for headlong, topsy-turvy or pell-mell. This word is made up of three parts: pen (head), dra – a mutated form of tra (beyond) and mwnwgl (instep/neck). I came across it the other day and just liked the sound of it. Related words include pendraphen (head beyond head) and wynebwaered (face descent).

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One Response to Word of the day – pendramwnwgl

  1. Ben L. says:

    There is a current term in the US military to describe any action carried out in a frantic manner: “A*sholes and elbows”, refering to the jumble of body parts attendant upon such activity.