Welsh bresych 'cabbages'

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Abstract

The article suggests that the Welsh bresych 'cabbage' is more likely not a development of the borrowed Old Irish form of braisech, as many researchers believe, but can be considered as a variant of the regular Welsh form of bresyg (<lat. Brassicae) with a hemination that could transmit negative or contemptuous speaker's attitude to cabbage. Keywords: Welsh lexicography, inter-Celtic borrowings, medieval Welsh poetry.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1165-1169
Number of pages5
JournalIndo-European Linguistics and Classical Philology
Volume22
Issue number2
Early online date20 Jun 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Feb 2019

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