bri

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See also: Bri, BRI, brí, and bɽi

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, 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]

bri m (indefinite plural brirë, definite singular briri) (Tosk)
bri m (indefinite plural brina, definite singular brini) (Gheg)

  1. horn
  2. antler
  3. rib

Declension[edit]

Tosk declension: Note: This noun is masculine in the singular, and feminine in the plural.

Gheg declension: Note: This noun is masculine in the singular, and feminine in the plural.

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998), “bri ~ brî”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Cologne: Brill, →ISBN, page 36-7
  2. ^ Orel, Vladimir E. (2000) A concise historical grammar of the Albanian language: reconstruction of Proto-Albanian[1], Leiden, Boston, Köln: Brill, →ISBN, page 131

Bahnar[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bahnaric *briː (forest), from Proto-Mon-Khmer *briiʔ (forest).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bri 

  1. forest

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown; possibly of Gaulish origin from *brinos (filament, fiber). (Compare French brin, Breton broenenn, Welsh brwynen), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰrugh-no- (twig), perhaps related to the root of English brush.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bri m (plural brins)

  1. thread, strand
    • 1970, Pau Riba (lyrics and music), “Canço sèptima en colors”, in Dioptria:
      El vent m'ha dut grans de blat / i com que ja és primavera / les espigues s'han llevat / per damunt dels brins de l'herba
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  2. (figuratively) bit, modicum (a small amount of something).
    un bri d'esperançaa ray of hope

Derived terms[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “brwyn”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies

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Garo[edit]

Garo cardinal numbers
 <  3 4 5  > 
    Cardinal : bri

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bodo-Garo *Brɯi¹ (four), from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *b-ləj (four). Cognate with Tibetan བཞི (bzhi), Burmese လေး (le:).

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

bri

  1. four

Pnar[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Khasian *briː (forest, wild), from Proto-Mon-Khmer *briiʔ. Cognate with Khasi bri (grove).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bri

  1. place, area

Sranan Tongo[edit]

Verb[edit]

bri

  1. Contraction of bribi.

Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Welsh bri, 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 (plural briau)

  1. honour, esteem

Synonyms[edit]

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.