Reconstruction:Proto-Celtic/branos

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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 *werneh₂- (crow), from *wer- (to burn).

NounEdit

*branos m[1]

  1. crow, raven

InflectionEdit

Masculine o-stem
singular dual plural
nominative *branos *branou *branoi
vocative *brane *branou *branūs
accusative *branom *branou *branoms
genitive *branī *branous *branom
dative *branūi *branobom *branobos
instrumental *branū *branobim *branobis

DescendantsEdit

  • Brythonic: *bran
    • Breton: bran
    • Cornish: bran
    • Welsh: brân
  • Gaulish: Branodūnon (toponymy?)
  • Primitive Irish: ᚁᚏᚐᚅᚐ (brana)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Matasović, Ranko, “*brano-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, 2009, →ISBN, page 73/74
  2. ^ bran”, in Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors, eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language, 2019