brío

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See also: brio and brio-

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese brio (13th century, Cantigas de Santa Maria). Perhaps borrowed from Spanish brío, or directly from a substrate language, from Proto-Celtic *brīgos (strength),[1] cognate with Welsh bri and Old Irish bríg.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

brío m (plural bríos)

  1. vigour, strength, thrust
    • 1295, Ramón Lorenzo (ed.), La traducción gallega de la Crónica General y de la Crónica de Castilla. Ourense: I.E.O.P.F., page 674:
      Et cõ grã brio deu hũa espadada ẽno olmo que estaua ante a jgleia de Sam Johan de Burgos
      With great strength he struck with the sword in an elm that was before the church of Saint John in Burgos
  2. (dated) bravery, dignity, arrogance

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • brio” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • brio” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • brio” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • brío” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old Occitan briu (wild), from Gaulish brīgos (strength), from Proto-Celtic *brigos, *brigā (might, power). Doublet of fuerte, breña, and burgo.

Noun[edit]

brío m (plural bríos)

  1. vigour, mettle, zest, zeal

Descendants[edit]

  • Italian: brio[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ brío in garzantilinguistica.it – Garzanti Linguistica, De Agostini Scuola Spa