Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/walhaz

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Etymology[edit]

From the name of a southern Gaulish tribe, the Volcae. Historically the tribe's name has been linked to an animal, possibly Proto-Celtic *wolkos (hawk) (cf. the personal names Gaulish Catuvolcus and Welsh Cadwalch (Battle-hawk)), or alternatively (but less likely[1]) Proto-Celtic *ulkʷos (wolf), in turn from Proto-Indo-European *wĺ̥kʷos, as Caesar described the Celts having fought with huge dogs.[2]

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Noun[edit]

*walhaz m

  1. foreigner, a non-Germanic person (a Celt, later also a Roman)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Patrizia de Bernardo (2008), "Linguistically Celtic Ethnonyms: towards a classification", in: Juan Luís García Alonso (ed.), Celtic and Other Languages in Ancient Europe, Salamanca: Ediciones Universidad de Salamanca, p. 103
  2. ^ Caesar, Commentarii de Bello Gallico