Middle Breton: beˈnak, peˈnak

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Language:Middle Breton
Source form:bennac, pennac ?
Phonological form:beˈnak, peˈnak
Gloss:any, some or other, some, a certain
Notes:Bennac is used in a rage of constructions with different meanings. It's main use in Middle Breton is indefinite: en ul lech pennac 'in some place' B. n. 364. The meaning some 'several, a few', French quelques un(e)s is not attested in Middle Breton. In Middle Breton, ur re bennak means 'somebody', in Modern Breton 'some people' (Hemon 1975, 142f.)
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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: 221-22
Reliability: Doubtful
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Source: Hemon, Roparz. 1975: A historical morphology and syntax of Breton. Dublin, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (Medieval and Modern Breton Series III).
Pages: 142-144
Reliability: High
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Source: Dictionnaire historique Meurgorf.
Reliability: High

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