Reconstruction:Proto-Celtic/ɸletos

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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 *pléth₂-os (breadth), from *pleth₂- (broad, flat).

Noun[edit]

*ɸletos n

  1. breadth
  2. side

Inflection[edit]

Neuter s-stem
singular dual plural
nominative *ɸletos *ɸletese? *ɸletesa
vocative *ɸletos *ɸletese? *ɸletesa
accusative *ɸletos *ɸletese? *ɸletesa
genitive *ɸletesos *ɸletesous? *ɸletesom
dative *ɸletesē *ɸletesbom *ɸletesbos
instrumental *ɸletesē *ɸletesbim *ɸletesbis

Descendants[edit]

  • Brythonic: *led
    • Middle Breton: let, led (large), led (greatness)
    • Cornish: les
    • Middle Welsh: lled (breadth, width, half)
  • Old Irish: leth (side)

References[edit]

  • Matasović, Ranko (2009), “*letos”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, pages 238-239