Middle Breton: ˈkoːf

« raːk, rak (because) ˈbraːs (big) »

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Lexeme data

Language:Middle Breton
Source form:coff
Phonological form:ˈkoːf
Notes:Earliest attestation in Breton: Catholicon 1499.
Cognate codes:(F)

Sources of lexical data

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Source: GIB = Hemon, Roparz. 1979–1998. Geriadur istorel ar brezhoneg / Dictionnaire historique du breton. 2. éd. Plomelin: Preder.
Pages: 1559-60
Reliability: High
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Source: Dictionnaire historique Meurgorf.
Reliability: High

Cognate coding

Cognate Class F
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Source: Deshayes, Albert. 2003: Dictionnaire étymologique du breton. Douarnenez, chasse-marée.
Pages: 405
Reliability: Loanword
Comment: First attested in the Catholicon. From Old French *coffe, variant of coffre (1175) from Vulgar Latin *cophinum of Greek origin.