Lemizh / English dictionary
to fight (with/against) someone-dat
This verb still has connotations of the sounds and smells of an old-fashioned mêlée, and the blood-red colour, although fights are usually much more civilised today. Mostly. Under favourable circumstances.
< NLem wdrogn‑a
< LMLem, MLem bodaragn‑yr ‘drum’
< PCelt *bodar‑ágn‑os, instrumental noun of
PCelt *bodar‑ós ‘deaf’, r-stem adjective of
< PIE *bʰedʰh₁‑ ‘deafen’
doublet of podaRàg.
Ir bodhrán ‘kind of drum’, Ved badhirá ‘deaf’