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Middle Breton: kuˈralju

« ˈgueðr (green) ˈbleo (hair) »

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Lexeme data

Language:Middle Breton
Meaning:guts
Source form:couraillou
Phonological form:kuˈralju
Gloss:entrailles, fressure, Lat. uiscera
Notes:Often used in the plural, also in the Catholicon (1499). As a singular with collective semantics in the Early Modern Breton dictionaries of Gregoire de Rostrenen, Dictionnaire François Celtique (1732), i.e. courailh and in Le Pelletier, Dictionnare de la langue bretonne (1752), i.e. couraill.
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: 1623
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: Deshayes, Albert. 2003: Dictionnaire étymologique du breton. Douarnenez, chasse-marée.
Pages: 422
Reliability: Loanword
Comment: First attested in the manuscript version of the Catholicon (1464). Borrowed from Old French coraille 'guts, intestines' (1160) based on Latin cor 'heart'.