Reconstruction:Proto-Celtic/en

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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 *h₁én. Matasović reconstructs *eni for the whole preposition,[1] but since the preposition triggers a nasal mutation/eclipsis instead of a lenition in its descendants, a closed syllable may be reconstructed instead.

Preposition[edit]

*en

  1. in

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Brythonic: *ɨn
    • Middle Breton: en
      • Breton: e
    • Cornish: yn, en
    • Old Welsh: in
      • Middle Welsh: yn
  • Old Irish: i, hi
    • Irish: i
    • Scottish Gaelic: an
    • Manx: ayns

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 116