braich

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish braich, from Old Irish mraich, from Proto-Celtic *mrakis. Cognate with Welsh brag.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

braich f (genitive singular braiche or bracha)

  1. malt
    • 1899, Franz Nikolaus Finck, Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, p. 49:
      hug mē māl̄ə brȧ ō n mŭiĺn̥̄ əńú.
      Thug mé mála braiche ón muileann inniu. (conventional orthography)
      I brought a bag of malt from the mill today.

Declension[edit]

As second-declension noun:

As third-declension noun:

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
braich bhraich mbraich
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]


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. 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.