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-Celtic edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Indo-European *pénkʷe.

Numeral edit

Proto-Celtic cardinal numbers
 <  4 5 6  > 
    Cardinal : *kʷenkʷe
    Ordinal : *kʷenkʷetos


  1. five

Descendants edit

  • Brythonic: *pɨmp
    • Old Breton: pemp
    • Cornish: pymp
    • Old Welsh: pimp
  • Old Irish: cóic
  • Gaulish: pempe