Middle Breton: ˈkanːaṽ

« nep ˈmøːr, neˈmøːr (few) ˈiːvin (fingernail) »

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Lexeme data

Language:Middle Breton
Source form:cannaff, canaff
Phonological form:ˈkanːaṽ
Gloss:to fight, to hit
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: 1366
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: 366
Reliability: High
Comment: Based on kann 'white' from Proto-Celtic *kando-. The original meaning of the verb is 'to bleach laundry (by beating)' > 'to beat'.