Reconstruction:Proto-Celtic/sownos

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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 *supnós, from *swep- (to sleep) +‎ *-nós.

NounEdit

*sownos m[1]

  1. sleep

InflectionEdit

Masculine o-stem
singular dual plural
nominative *sownos *sownou *sownoi
vocative *sowne *sownou *sownūs
accusative *sownom *sownou *sownūs
genitive *sownī *sownous *sownom
dative *sownūi *sownobom *sownobos
instrumental *sownū *sownobim *sownobis

DescendantsEdit

  • Brythonic: *hʉn
    • Middle Breton: hun
    • Old Cornish: hun
      • Middle Cornish hun
    • Middle Welsh: hun
  • Old Irish: súan
  • Gaulish: *sounos[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009), “*sowno-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 351
  2. ^ Delamarre, Xavier (2003), “sounos”, in Dictionnaire de la langue gauloise: une approche linguistique du vieux-celtique continental [Dictionary of the Gaulish language: A linguistic approach to Old Continental Celtic] (Collection des Hespérides; 9), 3rd edition, Éditions Errance, →ISBN, page 279