bridd

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Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown; the word appears to be exclusive to Old English and lacks cognates in any other Germanic languages. Liberman notes that dozens of origins have been both suggested and rejected, leaving its original meaning and etymology a mystery.[1] It might possibly be from a non-Indo-European substrate.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bridd m

  1. chick (baby bird)
  2. chicken

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: brid

References[edit]

  1. ^ An Analytic Dictionary of the English Etymology: An Introduction. (n.d.). United Kingdom: U of Minnesota Press, p. 9-13

Welsh[edit]

Noun[edit]

bridd m

  1. Soft mutation of pridd.

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
pridd bridd mhridd phridd
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.