Reconstruction:Proto-Celtic/bowā

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This Proto-Celtic entry contains reconstructed terms 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 *gʷowh₁-éh₂, from *gʷewh₁- (to defecate).

Noun[edit]

*bowā f[1][2]

  1. dirt, filth
  2. excrement

Declension[edit]

Feminine ā-stem
singular dual plural
nominative *bowā *bowai *bowās
vocative *bowā *bowai *bowās
accusative *bowam *bowai *bowāms
genitive *bowās *bowous *bowom
dative *bowāi *bowābom *bowābos
locative *bowai *? *?
instrumental *? *bowābim *bowābis

Descendants[edit]

  • Welsh: baw
  • Gaulish: *bawā
  • Hispano-Celtic:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Delamarre, Xavier (2003), “baua”, 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), 2nd edition, Éditions Errance, →ISBN, page 69
  2. ^ Koch, John (2004), “*bawā-”, in English–Proto-Celtic Word-list with attested comparanda, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies, page 226