brìgh

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish bríg (force, power, value), from Proto-Celtic *brīgos (strength) (compare Welsh bri (fame, distinction)), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷrih₂-g-, a suffixed extended form of *gʷréh₂us (heavy) (compare Latin gravis, Ancient Greek βαρύς (barús), and Sanskrit गुरु (gurú).

Noun[edit]

brìgh f (genitive singular brìgh, plural brìghean)

  1. meaning, sense
  2. substance, essence, gist, point, drift (of argument etc)
  3. pith, sap, juice (of plants, fruit etc)
  4. energy, strength
  5. significance, purport, moment

Synonyms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
brìgh bhrìgh
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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