Middle WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Welsh amser, from Proto-Celtic *amsterā (time, moment), possibly ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₂mh₁-eh₂, from the root *h₂meh₁- (to mow, reap, harvest);[1][2] cognate with Old Irish aimser.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

amser m

  1. time, appointed time

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Welsh: amser

MutationEdit

Middle Welsh mutation
Radical Soft Nasal H-prothesis
amser unchanged unchanged hamser
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kloekhorst, Alwin (2008) , “ḫamešḫa-”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Hittite Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 5), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 281
  2. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009) , “amstera”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, pages 33-34

WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Welsh amser, from Old Welsh amser, from Proto-Celtic *amsterā (time, moment); cognate with Old Irish aimser.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

amser m or f (plural amserau or amseroedd or amserion or amseron)

  1. time
  2. tense
  3. tempo

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal h-prothesis
amser unchanged unchanged hamser
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present) , “amser”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies