betulla

LatinEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Gaulish *bitu, from Proto-Celtic *betwiyos, *betuyā, *betu, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷetu-yo-s, *gʷetw-iyo-s, from *gʷet-.[1][2]

Compare Welsh bedwen. See also Latin bitūmen (tar), which was instead borrowed through another Italic language.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

betulla f (genitive betullae); first declension

  1. birch tree.

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative betulla betullae
Genitive betullae betullārum
Dative betullae betullīs
Accusative betullam betullās
Ablative betullā betullīs
Vocative betulla betullae

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 64
  2. ^ Schrijver, Peter C. H. (1995) Studies in British Celtic historical phonology (Leiden studies in Indo-European; 5), Amsterdam, Atlanta: Rodopi, page 326


ItalianEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Latin betulla, diminutive of Gaulish *betua, from Proto-Celtic *betwiyos, *betuyā (birch), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷet-.

Compare Portuguese bétula, Spanish abedul, Catalan bedoll, French bouleau).

NounEdit

betulla f (plural betulle)

  1. birch