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- MacBain's Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (2nd ed, 1911) had
- a poet, Irish bárd, Early Irish bard, Welsh bardd, Breton barz, Gaulish bardos, *bardo-s; Greek φρᾱζω (φραδ-), speak (English phrase.
- (After restoring the Greek)
- EtymologyOnline says
- from PIE root *gwer- "to lift up the voice, praise."
- Poetic use of the word in English is from Greek bardos, Latin bardus, both from Gaulish.
- From what I can see, it's a reconstruction, not an attested word in Gaulish. For an attestation, I suspect someone with access to it would need to go through Recueil des Inscriptions Gauloises, and even then I suspect it's a slim hope.
- --Catsidhe (verba, facta) 11:12, 20 November 2013 (UTC)