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brìgh

Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish bríg, from Proto-Celtic *brīgo- (strength) (compare Welsh bri (fame, distinction)), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷrī-g-, the suffixed extended form of Proto-Indo-European *gʷerə- (heavy).

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NounEdit

brìgh f (genitive brìgh, plural brìghean)

  1. meaning, sense
  2. substance, essence, gist, point, drift (of argument etc)
  3. pith, sap, juice (of plants, fruit etc)
  4. energy, strength
  5. significance, purport, moment

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