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See also: bréag and bréag-



From Old Irish bréc(lie, falsehood, deception).


breag f (genitive singular breagey, plural breagyn)

  1. lie
    Cha ninshee cree er-mestey breag.‎ ― A drunken heart will not tell a lie.
    Cha row eh erskyn breag.‎ ― He could stoop to a lie.
    Hooar mee breag ass.‎ ― I caught him out in a lie.
    Ta mee ginsh breag.‎ ― I am lying.
  2. fallacy, sham
  3. fiction, invention

Related terms[edit]

  • breagagh(lying, false; imitation; extravagant; fictitious, spurious, adj)
  • breagerey(liar, romancer, storyteller, noun)


Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
breag vreag mreag
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.