bri

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See also: Bri, BRI, and brí

Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *brina, from pre-Albanian *bʰr̥nos, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰrendos (stag, red deer). Cognate to Messapic bréndon (deer), Thracian Brendike (Brendike), Swedish brinde (elk), Lithuanian bríedis (elk).[1][2] Alternatively from Proto-Indo-European *h₃bʰrúHs (eyebrow), although the semantic development would be unique for this root.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

  1. horn
  2. antler
  3. rib

Declension[edit]

  • (northeastern) Gheg declension:

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998) , “bri ~ brî”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Cologne: Brill, page 36-7
  2. ^ Orel, Vladimir (2000) A Concise Historical Grammar of the Albanian Language, Leiden: Brill, page 131

Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bri m (plural brins)

  1. thread, strand
  2. bit, modicum (a small amount of something).
    un bri d'esperançaa ray of hope

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *brīgos (strength) (compare Old Irish bríg (force, power)), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷrih₂-g-, a suffixed extended form of *gʷréh₂us (heavy) (compare Latin gravis, Ancient Greek βαρύς (barús), and Sanskrit गुरु (gurú).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bri m (uncountable)

  1. honour, esteem

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Mutation[edit]

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