WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Middle French brave, from Italian bravo, from Medieval Latin *bravus, from a conflation of Latin pravus with barbarus.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

braf (feminine singular braf, plural braf, equative brafied, comparative brafiach, superlative brafiaf)

  1. fine, excellent
  2. strong, healthy

MutationEdit

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

Usage notesEdit

This adjective generally resists mutation except in some dialects of South Wales.

Further readingEdit

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