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Reconstruction:Proto-Brythonic/muɨn

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This Proto-Brythonic entry contains reconstructed words and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

Proto-BrythonicEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Celtic *mēnis, from Proto-Indo-European *mēy(H)nis, from *(s)mēy(H)- (to cut, hew).

NounEdit

*muɨn f

  1. ore, metal
  2. mine
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Celtic *moinis (treasure, precious object) (compare Irish maoin (property, riches)), from Proto-Indo-European *moynis (compare Latin mūnis (obliging), Old English mǣne (common)), from *mey- (to change).

AdjectiveEdit

*muɨn

  1. beautiful
DescendantsEdit
  • Old Breton: moin (delicate)
    • Middle Breton: moen (thin)
  • Old Cornish: muin (gracile)
  • Old Welsh: muin (worth, value)