Reconstruction:Proto-Celtic/mailos

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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]

Uncertain. A connection with Proto-Germanic *maitaną (cut) has been made, but is not certain.[1] Also compare Proto-Slavic *mělъkъ (shallow, narrow), Irish maoth (tender).[2]

Adjective[edit]

*mailos

  1. bald
  2. bare

Declension[edit]

O/ā-stem
masculine singular dual plural
nominative *mailos *mailou *mailoi
vocative *maile *mailou *mailūs
accusative *mailom *mailou *mailoms
genitive *mailī *mailous *mailom
dative *mailūi *mailobom *mailobos
instrumental *mailū *mailobim *mailobis
feminine singular dual plural
nominative *mailā *mailai *mailās
vocative *mailā *mailai *mailās
accusative *mailam *mailai *mailams
genitive *mailās *mailous *mailom
dative *mailai *mailābom *mailābos
instrumental *? *mailābim *mailābis
neuter singular dual plural
nominative *mailom *mailou *mailā
vocative *mailom *mailou *mailā
accusative *mailom *mailou *mailā
genitive *mailī *mailous *mailom
dative *mailūi *mailobom *mailobos
instrumental *mailū *mailobim *mailobis

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009), “*maylo-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 260
  2. ^ MacBain, Alexander; Mackay, Eneas (1911), “maol”, in An Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language, Stirling, →ISBN