Reconstruction:Proto-Celtic/olīnā

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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

From Proto-Indo-European *Heh₃l- (to bow, to bend; elbow). Cognate with Latin ulna and Gothic 𐌰𐌻𐌴𐌹𐌽𐌰 (aleina).

NounEdit

*olīnā f[1]

  1. elbow, angle

InflectionEdit

Feminine ā-stem
singular dual plural
nominative *olīnā *olīnai *olīnās
vocative *olīnā *olīnai *olīnās
accusative *olīnam *olīnai *olīnāms
genitive *olīnās *olīnous *olīnom
dative *olīnai *olīnābom *olīnābos
instrumental *? *olīnābim *olīnābis

DescendantsEdit

  • Brythonic:
    • Middle Breton: elin
    • Cornish: elyn, elin
    • Old Welsh: elinou (plural)
  • Goidelic:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009), “*olīnā”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 297
  2. ^ Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “uilen”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language