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In Celtic releegion an Erse meethologie, Brigit or Brighid (exaltit ane[1]) is the dochter o the Dagda an ane o the Tuatha Dé Danann. She wis the wife o Bres o the Fomorians, wi whom she haed a son, Ruadán. She is the mither o Creidhne, Luchtaine an Giobhniu wi Tuireann.

Ither names an etymologie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Auld Erse Brigit [ˈbrɪʝɪdʲ] came tae be spelled Brighid bi the modren Erse period. Syne the spellin reform o 1948, this haes been spelled Bríd [ˈbriːdʲ]. The earlier form gae rise tae the Anglicization Bridget, nou commonly seen as Brigid.

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  1. Campbell, Mike Behind the Name. See also Xavier Delamarre, brigantion / brigant-, in Dictionnaire de la langue gauloise (Éditions Errance, 2003) pp. 87–88: "Le nom de la sainte irlandaise Brigit est un adjectif de forme *brigenti… 'l'Eminente'." Delamarre cites E. Campanile, in Langues indo-européennes ("The name of the Irish Saint Brigid is an adjective of the form *brigenti… 'the Eminent'"), edited by Françoise Bader (Paris, 1994), pp. 34–40, that Brigid is a continuation of the Indo-European goddess of the dawn like Aurora.