bríg

See also: brig

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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

InflectionEdit

Feminine ā-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative
Vocative
Accusative
Genitive
Dative
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

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.