Reconstruction:Proto-Celtic/albiyū

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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 *h₂elbʰós (white). For the semantic development, compare Old Church Slavonic свѣтъ (světŭ, light; world).

Noun[edit]

*albiyū f

  1. luminous world, upper world, (the habitable surface of the) world
  2. high mountain (especially in the Alps), alp
  3. alpine pasture
  4. Britain

Declension[edit]

Masculine/feminine n-stem
singular dual plural
nominative *albiyū *albiyone? *albiyones
vocative *albiyū *albiyone? *albiyones
accusative *albiyonam *albiyone? *albiyonās
genitive *albiyonos *albiyonows? *albiyonom
dative *albiyonē *albiyombom *albiyombos
instrumental *albiyonē *albiyombim *albiyombis

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Celtic Lexicon - University of Wales
  • Philip Freeman (2006), “Albion, Albiones”, in John T. Koch, editor, Celtic culture: a historical encyclopedia, volume 1, Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, →ISBN, pages 38f.
  • Xavier Delamarre (2003), “albos, albios, albanos”, in Dictionnaire de la langue gauloise, 2nd edition, Paris: Editions Errance, →ISBN, pages 37f.