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Middle Breton: peˈtra

« ˈpe (what) ˈpøːr, pe ˈøːr (when) »

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Lexeme data

Language:Middle Breton
Meaning:what
Source form:petra
Phonological form:peˈtra
Gloss:what, why
Notes:From pez tra 'what thing'? The noun pez 'thing' developed into the interrogative 'what'.
Cognate codes:D

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: 2182-2183
Reliability: High
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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: 135-37
Reliability: High
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Source: Schrijver, Peter. 2011: Middle and Early Modern Breton. In Ternes, Elmar (ed.) 2011: Brythonic Celtic ‒ Britannisches Keltisch. From Medieval British to Modern Breton. Bremen, Hempen: 359-329 (Münchner Forschungen zur historischen Sprachwissenschaft 11).
Pages: 399
Reliability: High
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Source: Dictionnaire historique Meurgorf. http://meurgorf.brezhoneg.bzh/
Reliability: High

Cognate coding

Cognate Class D
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Source: Schrijver, Peter. 2011: Middle and Early Modern Breton. In Ternes, Elmar (ed.) 2011: Brythonic Celtic ‒ Britannisches Keltisch. From Medieval British to Modern Breton. Bremen, Hempen: 359-329 (Münchner Forschungen zur historischen Sprachwissenschaft 11).
Pages: 399
Reliability: High