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 *népōts.

Noun edit

*neɸūss m

  1. nephew

Declension edit

Masculine/feminine consonant stem
singular dual plural
nominative *neɸūs *neɸote *neɸotes
vocative *neɸūs *neɸote *neɸotes
accusative *neɸotam *neɸote *neɸotams
genitive *neɸotos *neɸotou *neɸotom
dative *neɸotei *neɸotobom *neɸotobos
locative *neɸoti
instrumental *neɸote? *neɸotobim *neɸotobis

Descendants edit

  • Proto-Brythonic: *nei
    • Old Breton: ny
      • Middle Breton: ni
        • Breton: ni
    • Cornish: noi, noy
    • Old Welsh: nei
  • Primitive Irish: ᚅᚔᚑᚈᚈᚐ (niotta, genitive)

References edit

  • “Celtic Lexicon”, in University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies[1], 2003