Welsh words for rain

February 11th, 2013

From Joe Moran: Welsh words for rain. Something of an epic, including…

bwrw – to rain
glawio – raining
dafnu – spotting
brasfrwrw – big spaced drops
sgrympian – short sharp shower
Mae hi'n brwr hen wragedd a ffyn – It's raining old women and sticks

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2 Responses to “Welsh words for rain”

  1. Fergalod Says:

    In Northern Ireland we use "mizzle" to refer to that peculiar dampness that is a combination of "mist" and "drizzle".

  2. John Says:

    I've a feeling that between the various countries that make up the British Isles we must have more words and phrases to describe rain than the rest of the world combined.