Breton: striːs

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Lexeme data

Source form:strizh
Phonological form:striːs
Gloss:narrow; strict, rigoureux, stern
Cognate codes:(J)

Sources of lexical data

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Source: Dyen, Isidore Kruskal, Joseph and Black, Paul (1992). An Indoeuropean Classification, a Lexicostatistical Experiment. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society 82/5.
Reliability: Good (e.g. should be double checked)
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Source: GIB = Hemon, Roparz. 1979–1998. Geriadur istorel ar brezhoneg / Dictionnaire historique du breton. 2. éd. Plomelin: Preder.
Pages: 2981
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: 709
Reliability: High
Comment: Ex. un toull strizh 'a narrow hole' (Favereau), gant un hent strizh en deus da vont 'he has to come by a narrow road' (20th c. GIB). Other ex. refer to narrowness of mind ur spered re strizh 'a too narrow mind' (Favereau)

Cognate coding

Cognate Class J
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Source: Deshayes, Albert. 2003: Dictionnaire étymologique du breton. Douarnenez, chasse-marée.
Pages: 699
Reliability: Loanword
Comment: Cf. Old Breton strit. From Latin strictus. Pre-Middle Breton loan-word.
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Source: Anderson, Cormac (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology)
Reliability: Loanword
Comment: From Latin strictus