braich

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Welsh breich, from Proto-Brythonic *brėx, from Latin bracchium. Compare Cornish bregh, Breton brec'h.

This is one of a number of nouns that were masculine in Middle Welsh but became feminine in Modern Welsh; others include chwedl, damwain, dinas, and grudd.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

braich f (plural breichiau)

  1. (anatomy) arm

Mutation[edit]

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