Reconstruction:Proto-Celtic/brixtā

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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

Possibly from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerHǵ- (enlighten); compare Proto-Celtic *berxtos (beautiful, bright).

NounEdit

*brixtā f[1]

  1. spell, magical formula, incantation

DeclensionEdit

Feminine ā-stem
singular dual plural
nominative *brixtā *brixtai *brixtās
vocative *brixtā *brixtai *brixtās
accusative *brixtam *brixtai *brixtāms
genitive *brixtās *brixtous *brixtom
dative *brixtai *brixtābom *brixtābos
instrumental *? *brixtābim *brixtābis

DescendantsEdit

  • Brythonic: [Term?]
  • Old Irish: bricht
  • Gaulish: brixtia
  • Celtiberian: *bruxtia

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009) , “*brixta-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, pages 79-80