Words and Proper Names


Hamp (Eric P.): Barnu brawd.
In Celtica 11 (1976), pp. 68–75.
Discusses semantically differentiated set of reflexes for PIE *med- ‘announce, pronounce’ (cf. OIr. midithur ‘judge’); also PIE root *bherH- ‘dicere, medd', which yielded OIr. as-beir ‘says’, and the phrase *brneHti brHtun ‘pronounce a pronouncement’ > ‘judge (a judgement)', which gave in Irish berid breith and Welsh barnu brawd.