Celtae

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek Kελτοί (Keltoí), Κελταί (Keltaí), Herodotus’ word for the Gauls from Proto-Celtic *kel-to from *kellāko- (fight, war)[1].

Possibly related to Gallus (a Gaul).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Celtae m pl (genitive Celtārum); first declension

  1. the Celts

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Plural
nominative Celtae
genitive Celtārum
dative Celtīs
accusative Celtās
ablative Celtīs
vocative Celtae

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009), “*kellāko-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, ISBN 978-90-04-17336-1, page 199: “*kellāko- 'fight, war'”