bríg

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Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bríg f

  1. force, power
  2. value, virtue
  3. strength, vigour, vitality

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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