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Breton: ˌabaˈlɑ̃mur, aˈblɑ̃mǝr, blɑ̃m

« ˈrysk (bark) dre ma (because) »

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Lexeme data

Language:Breton
Meaning:because
Source form:abalamour
Phonological form:ˌabaˈlɑ̃mur, aˈblɑ̃mǝr, blɑ̃m
Gloss:due to, because of, because, so that, in order that
Notes:
Cognate codes:(Au)

Sources of lexical data

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Source: Favereau, Frañses. 1997. Dictionnaire du breton contemporain = Geriadur ar brezhoneg a-vremañ. Morlaix: Skol Vreizh. Available online at http://www.arkaevraz.net/dicobzh/index
Pages: 1
Reliability: Loanword
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Source: Favereau, Francis. 1997: Grammaire du Breton contemporain - Yezhadur ar brezhoneg a-vremañ. Morlaix, Skol Vreizh.
Pages: 376
Reliability: Loanword
Comment: Loanword of Romance origin: a + palamour < par l'amour. The word is very frequent in traditional spoken Breton, but language activists dislike it because of its foreign origin. Thus in Neo-Breton, school Breton etc. one uses peogwir instead.
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Source: Irslinger, Britta (University of Freiburg/Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History)
Reliability: High
Comment: Borrowed already in Middle Breton, thus inherited in Modern Breton.

Cognate coding

Cognate Class Au
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Source: Favereau, Francis. 1997: Grammaire du Breton contemporain - Yezhadur ar brezhoneg a-vremañ. Morlaix, Skol Vreizh.
Pages: 376-377
Reliability: High