Reconstruction:Proto-Celtic/brusū

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This Proto-Celtic entry contains reconstructed terms 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 *bʰrews- (belly, to swell); compare with English breast, Proto-Germanic *brunjǭ (breastplate), and Proto-Slavic *břȗxo (belly).[1] However, also compare Ancient Greek βρύω (brúō, to be full, bursting) and Sanskrit भ्रूण (bhrūṇa, embryo).[2]

NounEdit

*brusū f

  1. belly, abdomen
  2. breast

InflectionEdit

Masculine/feminine consonant stem
singular dual plural
nominative *brusū *brusne *brusnes
vocative *brusū *brusne *brusnes
accusative *brusnam *brusne *brusnams
genitive *brusnos *brusnou *brusnom
dative *brusnē *brusnobom *brusnobos
instrumental *brusne? *brusnobim *brusnobis

Derived termsEdit

  • *brusnyos
    • ? Proto-Germanic: *brunjǭ
    • Old Irish: bruinne

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009), “bruson-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 81
  2. ^ MacBain, Alexander; Mackay, Eneas (1911), “Proto-Celtic/brusū”, in An Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language, Stirling, →ISBN, page brù