Breton: laˈvaːred

« ˈtrɛːz (sand) skrabat, kravat (scratch) »

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Lexeme data

Source form:lavared
Phonological form:laˈvaːred
Gloss:to say, to promise
Cognate codes:G

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: 469-470
Reliability: High

Cognate coding

Cognate Class G
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Source: Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic. Leiden: Brill.
Pages: 231
Reliability: High
Comment: Verb based on Proto-Celtic *lab(a)ro- 'eloquent, talkative'. Further cognates unclear. "These Celtic words may have been onomatopoetic in origin; the connection with ME flappen 'hit' suggested by IEW (831) is a mere possibility (if this is correct, the PCelt. form of the root was *flab-), cf. also Germ. labern 'babble'."