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Middle Breton: raːk, rak

« paˈlaːmur (because) ˈkoːf (belly) »

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Lexeme data

Language:Middle Breton
Meaning:because
Source form:rac
Phonological form:raːk, rak
Gloss:because, for
Notes:Ex.: hon trætit en mat, rac scuyz omp 'treat us well for we are tired' Qu. p. 113. Rac is often linked to the verb by the conjunction ma 'that', e.g. rac ma-z-oa homan leanes 'because she was a nun' N. 402 (Hemon 1975, 294-5)
Cognate codes:Aa

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: 2672
Reliability: High
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Source: Hemon, Roparz. 1975: A historical morphology and syntax of Breton. Dublin, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (Medieval and Modern Breton Series III).
Pages: 294-295
Reliability: High
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Source: Dictionnaire historique Meurgorf. http://meurgorf.brezhoneg.bzh/
Reliability: High

Cognate coding

Cognate Class Aa
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Source: LIPP (Vol. 2) = Dunkel, George E. (2014). Lexikon der indogermanischen Partikeln und Pronominalstämme. Band 2: Lexikon. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter.
Pages: 643
Reliability: High
Comment: The Brittonic words originate from PIE *prō-ko- (no exact cognates; Avestan, Old Church Slavonic and Latin have *pro-ko-).