brí

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Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish bríg (force, power, value), from Proto-Celtic *brīgo- (strength) (compare Welsh bri (fame, distinction)), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷrī-g-, the suffixed extended form of Proto-Indo-European *gʷer(h₂)- (heavy).

Noun[edit]

brí f (genitive brí, nominative plural bríonna)

  1. strength, vigor
  2. meaning, significance
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish brí, from Proto-Celtic *brixs.

Noun[edit]

brí f (genitive brí, nominative plural bríonna)

  1. brae
Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
brí bhrí mbrí
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *brixs.

Noun[edit]

brí f

  1. hill

Descendants[edit]