Reconstruction:Proto-Celtic/serwā

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

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Etymology

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From Proto-Indo-European *ser- (booty).[1] Cognate Latin servus (slave) and Hittite [script needed] (sāru-, booty).

Noun

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*serwā f[1]

  1. theft

Inflection

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Feminine ā-stem
singular dual plural
nominative *serwā *serwai *serwās
vocative *serwā *serwai *serwās
accusative *serwam *serwai *serwāms
genitive *serwās *serwous *serwom
dative *serwāi *serwābom *serwābos
locative *serwai *? *?
instrumental *? *serwābim *serwābis

Descendants

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  • Proto-Brythonic:
  • Old Irish: serb

References

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Matasović, Ranko (2009) “*serwā”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 331