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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Gaulish *gulbiā, from Proto-Celtic *gulbā, *gulbīnos (beak, bill) (compare Middle Irish gulba (beak, jaw), Welsh gylfln (beak)), probably of non-Indo-European origin, and not related to Proto-Indo-European *gelbʰ- (to flay, scrape).[1][2]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gulbia f (genitive gulbiae); first declension[3]

  1. (Late Latin) piercer, chisel

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative gulbia gulbiae
Genitive gulbiae gulbiārum
Dative gulbiae gulbiīs
Accusative gulbiam gulbiās
Ablative gulbiā gulbiīs
Vocative gulbia gulbiae

SynonymsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Old French: gouge
  • Spanish: gubia

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009), “*gulbV-, *gulbīno-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, pages 168-169
  2. ^ Pokorny, Julius (1959), “gelebh-”, in Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), volume II, Bern, München: Francke Verlag, pages 366-367
  3. ^ gubia in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette