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Middle Breton: ˈeŋk

« ˈaːnv, aːno (name) ˈstriːθ (narrow) »

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Lexeme data

Language:Middle Breton
Meaning:narrow
Source form:hencq, enc, encq
Phonological form:ˈeŋk
Gloss:narrow; cramped, tiny; neat, tidy, strict
Notes:Ex. pan-æ enc e-n hent M. 1734
Cognate codes:B

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: 736
Reliability: High
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Source: Dictionnaire historique Meurgorf. http://meurgorf.brezhoneg.bzh/
Reliability: High

Cognate coding

Cognate Class B
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Source: Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic. Leiden: Brill.
Pages: 36
Reliability: High
Comment: From Proto-Celtic *angu- 'narrow' < PIE *h₂emg̑ʰ- 'narrow' (NIL 301). Compounds: *kom-angu- 'narrow' in Oir. cumung, MW eyf-yng, *exs-angu- 'not narrow' in MW ehang 'broad'.