Reconstruction:Proto-Celtic/genetā

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This Proto-Celtic entry contains reconstructed words and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

Proto-Celtic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ǵenh₁-eteh₂. Compare Oscan genetaí (daughter, dative singular) and Latin (primo-)genitus.

Noun[edit]

*genetā f

  1. young girl

Declension[edit]

Feminine ā-stem
singular dual plural
nominative *genetā *genetai *genetās
vocative *genetā *genetai *genetās
accusative *genetam *genetai *genetāms
genitive *genetās *genetous *genetom
dative *genetai *genetābom *genetābos
instrumental *? *genetābim *genetābis

Descendants[edit]

  • Welsh: geneth (from *genettā with expressive gemination)
  • Gaulish: geneta, genata, gnata

References[edit]

  • Dictionnaire de la Langue Gauloise, Xavier Delamarre.
  • Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 157