[Legacy] Breton St: 'frɔtã

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Lexeme data

Language:[Legacy] Breton St
Source form:frotañ
Phonological form:'frɔtã
Gloss:to rub, to thrash
Cognate codes:(F), R

Sources of lexical data

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Source: Delaporte, Raymond. 2006 [1979]. Elementary Breton-English & English-Breton Dictionary, Second Edition, Lesneven: Mouladurioù Hor Yezh.
Pages: 93
Reliability: High
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Source: Favereau, Frañses. 1997. Dictionnaire du breton contemporain = Geriadur ar brezhoneg a-vremañ. Morlaix: Skol Vreizh. Available online at
Pages: 261
Reliability: High

Cognate coding

Cognate Class R
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Source: Anderson, Cormac (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology)
Reliability: High
Cognate Class F
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Source: Deshayes, Albert. 2003: Dictionnaire étymologique du breton. Douarnenez, chasse-marée.
Pages: 258
Reliability: Loanword
Comment: First attested in the Catholicon (1499), cf. the noun Modern Breton frot m. 'rub, friction'. Borrowed from French frotter and the corresponding deverbal noun.
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Source: Buck, Carl Darling. 1949/1988. A Dictionary of Selected Synonyms in the Prinicipal Indo-European Languages. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Pages: 569
Reliability: Loanword
Comment: < Fr. < Lat.