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]

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]

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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Further reading[edit]


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 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.