Middle Breton: ˈtenːaṽ

« ˈxoaːri, ˈxwaːri (play) ˈbutaṽ, ˈbuntaṽ (push) »

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Lexeme data

Language:Middle Breton
Source form:tennaff
Phonological form:ˈtenːaṽ
Gloss:to pull, to pull out; to reach out for, to direct oneself towards, to withdraw from
Cognate codes:(H)

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: 3049-3050
Reliability: High
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Source: Dictionnaire historique Meurgorf.
Reliability: High

Cognate coding

Cognate Class H
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Source: Fleuriot, Léon. 1964: Dictionnaire des gloses en vieux breton. Paris, Klincksieck (Collection linguisitque 62).
Pages: 314 s.v. tinsit
Reliability: High
Comment: An inherited word based on PIE *ten- 'to stretch, to span' may have mixed up with a Latin borrowing.
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Source: Deshayes, Albert. 2003: Dictionnaire étymologique du breton. Douarnenez, chasse-marée.
Pages: 719
Reliability: Loanword
Comment: First attested in the Catholicon (1499). A Common Brittonic (and Irish) borrowing von Latin tendere 'to stretch, to direct'.