Reconstruction:Proto-Celtic/kʷennom

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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]

Unknown: “all attempts to identify a PIE root have proven futile”.[1]

Possibly, via *kpwen-nó-m, from a heteroclitic *kápwl̥ ~ *kap-wén-s “head”, from Proto-Indo-European *kap- (to hold, seize).

Noun[edit]

*kʷennom n

  1. head

Declension[edit]

Neuter o-stem
singular dual plural
nominative *kʷennom *kʷennou *kʷennā
vocative *kʷennom *kʷennou *kʷennā
accusative *kʷennom *kʷennou *kʷennā
genitive *kʷennī *kʷennous *kʷennom
dative *kʷennūi *kʷennobom *kʷennobos
instrumental *kʷennū *kʷennobim *kʷennobis

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 177