brén

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Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *bragnos, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰreHg-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

brén

  1. foul
  2. putrid
  3. rotten
  4. stinking

Declension[edit]

o/ā-stem
Singular Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative brén brén brén
Vocative bréin*
brén**
Accusative brén bréin
Genitive bréin bréine bréin
Dative brén bréin brén
Plural Masculine Feminine/neuter
Nominative bréin bréna
Vocative brénu
bréna
Accusative brénu
bréna
Genitive brén
Dative brénaib
Notes *modifying a noun whose vocative is different from its nominative

**modifying a noun whose vocative is identical to its nominative
† not when substantivized

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

Further reading[edit]

  • brén” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.