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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.



From Proto-Indo-European *sh₂éytlom (lifespan, lifetime).


*saitlom n[1][2][3]

  1. life, age


Neuter o-stem
singular dual plural
nominative *saitlom *saitlou *saitlā
vocative *saitlom *saitlou *saitlā
accusative *saitlom *saitlou *saitlā
genitive *saitlī *saitlous *saitlom
dative *saitlūi *saitlobom *saitlobos
instrumental *saitlū *saitlobim *saitlobis

Derived terms[edit]

  • *sīrosaitlom[4] (+ *sīros (long))
    • Middle Breton: hirhoazlus
    • Old Irish: sírsaeglach (long-lived) (+ -ach)



  1. ^ Ranko Matasović (2009), “*saytlo-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic[1] (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, pages 324-325
  2. ^ Schrijver, Peter C. H. (1995) Studies in British Celtic historical phonology (Leiden studies in Indo-European; 5), Amsterdam, Atlanta: Rodopi, page 234
  3. 3.0 3.1 Koch, John (2004), “*saitlo-”, in English–Proto-Celtic Word-list with attested comparanda, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies, page 7
  4. 4.0 4.1 Delamarre, Xavier (2003), “setlo- < saitlo-”, in Dictionnaire de la langue gauloise: une approche linguistique du vieux-celtique continental [Dictionary of the Gaulish language: A linguistic approach to Old Continental Celtic] (Collection des Hespérides; 9), 3rd edition, Éditions Errance, →ISBN, pages 272-273