Middle Breton: ˈbeːðaṽ / ˈleːselː / ˈseːvelː en e saːv

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Language:Middle Breton
Source form:bezaff / lesell / seuell en e sav
Phonological form:ˈbeːðaṽ / ˈleːselː / ˈseːvelː en e saːv
Gloss:to be standing, to stand, to be upright
Notes:As in French, there is no verb 'to stand' in Breton. IN Middle Breton the concept is expressed by light-verb constructions, combining the verbs bezaff 'to be',seuell 'to rise up' or lesell 'to leave' with the noun phrase en e (he etc.) sav, eus e sav 'in his/her standing'.
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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: 2798-99
Reliability: High
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Source: Dictionnaire historique Meurgorf.
Reliability: High

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