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 *sm̥teros 'one of the two', itself from the zero grade of the root *sem- (one) + *-teros (contrastive suffix). Cf. Ancient Greek ἕτερος (héteros).

Noun edit

*santeros m

  1. middle, half

Declension edit

Masculine o-stem
singular dual plural
nominative *santeros *santerou *santeroi
vocative *santere *santerou *santerūs
accusative *santerom *santerou *santeroms
genitive *santerī *santerous *santerom
dative *santerūi *santerobom *santerobos
locative *santerei *? *?
instrumental *santerū *santerobim *santerūis

Descendants edit

  • Proto-Brythonic: *hanter

References edit

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “hanner”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies
  • Matasović, Ranko (2009), “*somo-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 351