brenin

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Welsh brenhin, from Proto-Brythonic *brɨɣėntin, from Proto-Celtic *brigantīnos ((someone) pre-eminent, outstanding), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerǵʰ-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

brenin m (plural brenhinoedd)

  1. king, monarch, sovereign (abbrev. bre)
  2. (chess) king

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See also[edit]

Chess pieces in Welsh · darnau gwyddbwyll (layout · text)
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brenin brenhines castell esgob marchog gwerinwr

Mutation[edit]

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

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