Middle Breton: ˈpulsaṽ

« ˈbutaṽ, ˈbuntaṽ (push) ˈglav, ˈglao (rain) »

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Lexeme data

Language:Middle Breton
Source form:poulsaff
Phonological form:ˈpulsaṽ
Gloss:to push, to incite
Notes:In Early Modern Breton also 'to grow (of plants)' (cf. French pousser).
Cognate codes:Am, (P)

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: 2628
Reliability: High
Comment: First attested in the Catholicon (1499 CHECK), Gloss in Quiquer, Nomenclator (1633) French 'poulser'.
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Source: Dictionnaire historique Meurgorf.
Reliability: High

Cognate coding

Cognate Class Am
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Source: Irslinger, Britta (University of Freiburg/Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History)
Affiliation: 595-596
Reliability: High
Comment: The verb is attested from Middle Breton onwards and seems to be productively formed on the noun.
Cognate Class P
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Source: Deshayes, Albert. 2003: Dictionnaire étymologique du breton. Douarnenez, chasse-marée.
Pages: 595-596
Reliability: Loanword
Comment: From Old Breton puls 'space in time'. Like Cornish pols 'heartbeat, moment' from Latin pulsus 'pulse'.