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This Proto-Celtic 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-CelticEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *gʷiH-tu- (life).[1] Cognate with Latin vita.

NounEdit

*bitus m[1]

  1. world

InflectionEdit

Masculine/feminine u-stem
singular dual plural
nominative *bitus *bitū *bitowes
vocative *bitu *bitū *bitūs
accusative *bitum *bitū *bitūs
genitive *bitous *bitous *bitowom
dative *bitou *bitubom *bitubos
instrumental *bitū *bitubim *bitubis

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Matasović, Ranko (2009), “*bitu-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 67
  2. ^ C. Marstrander, E. G. Quin et al., editors (1913–76), “bith”, in Dictionary of the Irish Language: Based Mainly on Old and Middle Irish Materials, Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, →ISBN