Reconstruction:Proto-Celtic/selwā

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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 *selh₁- (to take, grasp).[1] Cognate with Gothic 𐍃𐌰𐌻𐌾𐌰𐌽 (saljan) and Ancient Greek εἷλον (heîlon).

Noun[edit]

*selwā f[1]

  1. possession

Inflection[edit]

Feminine ā-stem
singular dual plural
nominative *selwā *selwai *selwās
vocative *selwā *selwai *selwās
accusative *selwam *selwai *selwāms
genitive *selwās *selwous *selwom
dative *selwai *selwābom *selwābos
instrumental *? *selwābim *selwābis

Descendants[edit]

  • Proto-Brythonic: [Term?]
  • Gaulish: *selwā
  • Old Irish: selb

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Ranko Matasović (2009), “*selwā”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic[1] (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 329