brân

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See also: bran, Bran, and brån

Welsh[edit]

brain

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Brythonic *bran, from Proto-Celtic *branos, from Proto-Indo-European *werneh₂-.

Compare Tocharian B wrauña, Lithuanian várna, Polish wrona.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

brân f (plural brain)

  1. crow; rook; raven

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
brân frân mrân unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present) , “brân”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies

West Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

brân c (plural brannen, diminutive brantsje)

  1. fire, occurrence of fire

Further reading[edit]

  • brân (I)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011