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Middle Breton: niˈveːraṽ

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Lexeme data

Language:Middle Breton
Meaning:count
Source form:niveraff
Phonological form:niˈveːraṽ
Gloss:to count, to calculate, to number, to enumerate
Notes:Seems to be used in the same contexts as countaff.
Cognate codes:M, (N)

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: 2043
Reliability: High
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Source: Dictionnaire historique Meurgorf. http://meurgorf.brezhoneg.bzh/
Reliability: High

Cognate coding

Cognate Class M
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Source: Irslinger, Britta (University of Freiburg/Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History)
Reliability: High
Comment: Middle Breton niveraff is first attested in the Catholicon (1499). It can be analyzed as a denominal verb. The basis niver 'number' is borrowed from Latin numerus. This borrowing took place early, cf. Old Breton nimer 'number'. Middle Breton niveraff thus is either inherited from Old Breton or formed productively from niver.
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Source: Deshayes, Albert. 2003: Dictionnaire étymologique du breton. Douarnenez, chasse-marée.
Pages: 538
Reliability: High
Cognate Class N
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Source: Deshayes, Albert. 2003: Dictionnaire étymologique du breton. Douarnenez, chasse-marée.
Pages: 538
Reliability: Loanword