See also: bran, Bran, and brån

WelshEdit

 
brain

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Brythonic *bran, from Proto-Celtic *branos, from Proto-Indo-European *werneh₂-.

Compare Tocharian B wrauña, Lithuanian várna, Polish wrona.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

brân f (plural brain)

  1. crow; rook; raven

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

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

West FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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NounEdit

brân c (plural brannen, diminutive brantsje)

  1. fire, occurrence of fire

Further readingEdit

  • brân (I)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011