Word of the day – pigan
Pigan, verb = to being to rain / to start raining
Etymology: pigan comes from pig, beak, spout, to interfere
Example of usage:
Mae hi’n pigan = Mae hi’n dechrau bwrw glaw = It’s starting to rain
piglaw – heavy rain, drizzle
I came across this word the other day while searching for another word in my Welsh dictionary and it just appealed to me. I don’t think it’s a very common word as I’ve never heard it or seen it being used.
In Chinese you can express the same idea using the particle le:
下雨 (xiàyǔ) = it’s raining, 下雨了 (xiàyǔ le) it’s just started raining
Do other languages have words with the same or a similar meaning?