Middle Breton: ˈdelher, ˈdelhel, ˈderher, ˈderhel

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Lexeme data

Language:Middle Breton
Source form:delcher, delchel, delchell, dercher, derchell
Phonological form:ˈdelher, ˈdelhel, ˈderher, ˈderhel
Gloss:to hold; to keep, to support, to maintain
Cognate codes:G

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: 429-30
Reliability: High
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Source: Dictionnaire historique Meurgorf.
Reliability: High

Cognate coding

Cognate Class G
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Source: Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic. Leiden: Brill.
Pages: 94
Reliability: High
Comment: Based on Protoo-Celtic *delg-o- 'hold, contain', cf. MW daly, dala 'hold', OBret. delgim, delgu [Is Pres.] (Banassac) and perhaps Olr. coindelg 'contract, comparison' < *kom-delgo- (cf. also W cynnal 'maintain'); a deverbal nominal stem (*delgo-) is probably preserved in OBret. dalg (MoBret. dalc'h) 'maintenance, tenure'. PIE connection not clear, check IEW 197.