brága

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Middle Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish bráge (neck). The sense "captive" derives from the phrase gaibid ar brágait (to take captive, literally to take by the neck).

Noun[edit]

brága f

  1. neck, throat, gullet
  2. (by metonymy) body, person
  3. captive, prisoner, hostage

Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants[edit]

  • Irish: brá (captive, hostage)

Mutation[edit]

Middle Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
brága brága
pronounced with /v(ʲ)-/
mbrága
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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