bríg

Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *brīgos ‎(strength) (compare Welsh bri ‎(fame, distinction)), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷrih₂-g-, a suffixed extended form of *gʷréh₂us ‎(heavy) (compare Latin gravis, Ancient Greek βαρύς ‎(barús), and Sanskrit गुरु ‎(gurú).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bríg f

  1. force, power
  2. value, virtue
  3. strength, vigour, vitality

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

MutationEdit

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
bríg bríg
pronounced with /v(ʲ)-/
mbríg
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.