Reconstruction:Proto-Celtic/wetā

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 *weyh₁- (to wither).

Noun

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*wetā f[1]

  1. stream, swamp

Declension

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Feminine ā-stem
singular dual plural
nominative *wetā *wetai *wetās
vocative *wetā *wetai *wetās
accusative *wetam *wetai *wetāms
genitive *wetās *wetous *wetom
dative *wetāi *wetābom *wetābos
locative *wetai *? *?
instrumental *? *wetābim *wetābis

Descendants

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  • Proto-Brythonic: (<*wettā)
  • Middle Irish: féith

References

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  1. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009) “*wet(t)ā”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 419