Reconstruction:Proto-Celtic/bāus

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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 *gʷṓws. Because of the way root nouns decline in Celtic, the original PIE accusative *gʷṓm and genitive *gʷéws were made obsolete, which would have otherwise yielded Celtic *bām and *bous respectively. Cognate with Latin bōs.

Noun[edit]

*bāus f[1]

  1. cow

Declension[edit]

Masculine/feminine consonant stem
singular dual plural
nominative *bāus *bowe *bowes
vocative *bāus *bowe *bowes
accusative *bowam *bowe *bowās
genitive *bowos *bowou *bowom
dative *bowē *bowobom *bowobos
instrumental *bowe? *bowobim *bowobis

Descendants[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN