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Borrowed from Middle French brave, from Italian bravo, from Medieval Latin *bravus, from a conflation of Latin pravus with barbarus.



braf (feminine singular braf, plural braf, equative brafied, comparative brafiach, superlative brafiaf)

  1. fine, excellent
  2. strong, healthy


Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
braf fraf mraf unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Usage notes[edit]

This adjective generally resists mutation except in some dialects of South Wales.

Further reading[edit]

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “braf”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies