brá

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See also: BRA, bra, -bra, brà, and Brá

Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish brága (captive, prisoner; hostage), from Old Irish bráge (neck).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

brá m (genitive singular brá, nominative plural bránna)

  1. captive, hostage

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

  • brá gill (hostage held for ransom; source of wealth)

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
brá bhrá mbrá
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • "brá" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • 2 brága” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.