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Hi all,This word was mentioned yesterday on Real Radio here in Wales and they pretty much came up with the same translations as already mentioned above.I can remember as a small child my Grandparents using this word a lot. They would say things like 'Mewn d' cwtch' to the cat when they wanted it to settle down - referring to the cats basket, a literal translation would be 'into your basket' and depending on how sternly it was said could also be interpreted as 'get into your basket now or else!!'.They would also say things like 'cwtcho mewn fynar' to me when I was going to bed of a night, meaning 'you cuddle up in there'. Again the under stair cupboard I can also remember being referred to as 'cwtch dan star' and also the 'cwtch glo' - the coal shed. There was also 'cwtch y gegin' which meant the larder in the kitchen. There is also a pub near us that has a 'cwtch' although they have spelt it cwtsh and it is a very small room with enough space for a table and a few chairs.If I can remember any more uses I will add them as and when they come back to me. Cwtch really is a lovely word and this forum post has brought back some great memories - Thanks for starting it Emyr.