Breton: ˈtɛnːã

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Lexeme data

Source form:tennañ
Phonological form:ˈtɛnːã
Gloss:to pull, to remove (oneself), to take away
Cognate codes:(H)

Source of lexical data

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Source: Favereau, Frañses. 1997. Dictionnaire du breton contemporain = Geriadur ar brezhoneg a-vremañ. Morlaix: Skol Vreizh. Available online at
Pages: 729
Reliability: High

Cognate coding

Cognate Class H
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Source: Fleuriot, Léon. 1964: Dictionnaire des gloses en vieux breton. Paris, Klincksieck (Collection linguisitque 62).
Pages: 314 s.v. tinsit
Reliability: High
Comment: An inherited word based on PIE *ten- 'to stretch, to span' may have mixed up with a Latin borrowing.
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Source: Deshayes, Albert. 2003: Dictionnaire étymologique du breton. Douarnenez, chasse-marée.
Pages: 719
Reliability: Loanword
Comment: First attested in the Catholicon (1499). A Common Brittonic (and Irish) borrowing von Latin tendere 'to stretch, to direct'.