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Middle Breton: ˈgueðr

« ˈglaːs (green) kuˈralju (guts) »

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Lexeme data

Language:Middle Breton
Meaning:green
Source form:guezr, guerz, gwezr
Phonological form:ˈgueðr
Gloss:green
Notes:According to a common opinion, gwer denotes a kind of artificial green, as opposed to glas for natural green. But compare the gloss in the Catholicon (1499): guezr ha glas tout un (guezr and glass all one). Gregoire de Rostrenen, Dictionnaire François-Breton (1732): güezr 'verd, couleur de fougère' (green, the coulour of fern) .
Cognate codes:(G), X

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: 1117
Reliability: High
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Source: Dictionnaire historique Meurgorf. http://meurgorf.brezhoneg.bzh/
Reliability: High

Cognate coding

Cognate Class X
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Source: Deshayes, Albert. 2003: Dictionnaire étymologique du breton. Douarnenez, chasse-marée.
Pages: 305-306
Reliability: High
Comment: First attested in the Catholicon (1499). Pre-Middle Breton borrowing. Common Brittonic borrowing from Vulgar Latin *virdis from Latin viridis.
Cognate Class G
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Source: Deshayes, Albert. 2003: Dictionnaire étymologique du breton. Douarnenez, chasse-marée.
Pages: 305-306
Reliability: Loanword
Comment: First attested in the Catholicon (1499). Pre-Middle Breton borrowing. Common Brittonic borrowing from Vulgar Latin *virdis from Latin viridis.