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Middle Breton: ˈbeːvaṽ

« ˈbeðaṽ gurˈveːðet (lie) ˈaːvy (liver) »

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Lexeme data

Language:Middle Breton
Meaning:live
Source form:beuaff, befaff
Phonological form:ˈbeːvaṽ
Gloss:to live; to nourish, to make live
Notes:
Cognate codes:A

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: 236-237
Reliability: High
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Source: Dictionnaire historique Meurgorf. http://meurgorf.brezhoneg.bzh/
Reliability: High

Cognate coding

Cognate Class A
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Source: Deshayes, Albert. 2003: Dictionnaire étymologique du breton. Douarnenez, chasse-marée.
Pages: 107
Reliability: High
Comment: Verb based on bew ad. 'livin, alive' < Proto-Celtic *biu̯o-, cf. PIE *gʷi̯eh₃- 'to live', cf. Matasović (2009: 67).