bríg

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: brig

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

Inflection[edit]

Feminine ā-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative
Vocative
Accusative
Genitive
Dative
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

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.