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Cognate class 1091

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Notes refl. of 'strike' < 'bleach (by beating)' < KANN 'white' (Buck 1949: 554). +
Citation: Deshayes, Albert. 2003: Dictionnaire étymologique du breton. Douarnenez, chasse-marée. Pages: 366 View Based on kann 'white' from Proto-Celtic *kando-. The original meaning of the verb is 'to bleach laundry (by beating)' > 'to beat'.
  Language Lexeme Phonological Meaning Notes Rating
1 Middle Breton cannaff, canaff ˈkanːaṽ fight ★★★ View
2 Breton kannañ ˈkãnːã fight ★★★ View
3 [Legacy] Breton St EN EM GANNAN fight ★★ View
4 [Legacy] Breton Se EMGANNEIN fight ★★ View