Reconstruction:Proto-Celtic/meli

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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 *mélid (honey).[1]

Noun[edit]

*meli n

  1. honey

Declension[edit]

Neuter i-stem
singular dual plural
nominative *meli *melī *melyā
vocative *meli *melī *melyā
accusative *meli *melī *melyā
genitive *melois *melois *melyom
dative *melei *melibom *melibos
locative *melei *? *?
instrumental *melī *melibim *melibis

Derived terms[edit]

  • *melinos (yellow)
    • Proto-Brythonic: *melɨn
  • *melissis (sweet)

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 263