Frequently Asked Questions

How do I search for a word?

Type or copy a word into the search box; press ENTER on your keyboard.

You can search for mutated forms, verb forms, feminine adjectives, prepositional forms, etc. and combinations of these (e.g. thery, felen, thanaf.)

If your device doesn't provide a means of inputting vowel with diacritics above them natively, type the vowel and the diacritic symbol separately and they will be combined automatically, e.g. a^ => â; e/ => é; o\ => ò


What if I’m not sure how to spell the word?

As you type in the search box the result list will update itself. Click any word in the list to jump to its definition. If you happen to misspell a word while searching, Gweiadur will offer a list of similar headings where you can search for the correct spelling.


What is the purpose of the "Welsh" and "English" tabs? Do I need to choose a language before searching?

You don't need to choose a language before searching, Gweiadur will search both languages, but with a word like "car", for example, you can jump directly to the relevant entry by choosing the language first.


Is it possible to hear a word enunciated?

Click on the speaker to hear the enunciation of the word.


How can I show verb forms and comparitive adjectives?

Click on the grey bars (+) to show verb and preposition conjugation, and to compare adjectives. Click on "See more in the Verb Conjugator" to display further information about verb forms and Tenses.


How do I search for phrases and idioms?

Type a key word or part of a phrase to find phrases.


What is Learning Mode and how does it work?

Learning Mode offers more information for children and learners.

Find out more about Learning Mode here.


What other information does Gweiadur show?

Gramatical advice is provided on how the word is used.

While the definition offers the most common English synonyms, the "See more in the Thesaurus" button provides more choices. The Thesaurus also offers Welsh synonyms.

Learn more about the different types of records that Gweiadur contains here.


Can I use Gweiadur without a mouse?

You don’t have to move the cursor to the box before you begin, just start typing.

If there is a word in the box already, it will be replaced when you start typing. (Press → {RIGHT ARROW} to append to the existing word.)

Pressing DELETE will clear the contents of the box.