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Reconstruction:Proto-Celtic/dūnom

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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

Uncertain; possibly from Proto-Indo-European *duh₂-nó-s (lasting, durable), from *dewh₂- (to last) +‎ *-nós.[1]

NounEdit

*dūnom n

  1. stronghold, rampart

DeclensionEdit

Neuter o-stem
singular dual plural
nominative *dūnom *dūnou *dūnā
vocative *dūnom *dūnou *dūnā
accusative *dūnom *dūnou *dūnā
genitive *dūnī *dūnous *dūnom
dative *dūnūi *dūnobom *dūnobos
instrumental *dūnū *dūnobim *dūnobis

DescendantsEdit

  • Brythonic: *din
    • Old Breton: din
    • Cornish: din
    • Middle Welsh: din
  • Old Irish: dún
  • Gaulish: dunon, *dūnon
  • Germanic: *tūną (enclosure) (see there for further descendants)
  • ? Germanic: *dūnǭ (sandhill, dune) (see there for further descendants)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Zair, Nicholas (2012) The reflexes of the Proto-Indo-European laryngeals in Celtic, Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 203