Reconstruction:Proto-Celtic/moinis

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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 *moynis (compare Latin mūnis (obliging), Old English mǣne (common)), from *mey- (to change).

Noun[edit]

*moinis f

  1. treasure, precious object

Inflection[edit]

Masculine/feminine i-stem
singular dual plural
nominative *moynis *moynī *moynīs
vocative *moyni *moynī *moynīs
accusative *moynim *moynī *moynims
genitive *moynēs *moynyow *moynyom
dative *moynē *moynibom *moynibos
instrumental *moynī *moynibim *moynibis

Descendants[edit]

  • Proto-Brythonic: *muɨn
    • Old Breton: moin (delicate)
      • Middle Breton: moen (thin)
    • Old Cornish: muin (gracile)
    • Old Welsh: muin (worth, value)
  • Old Irish: moín (gift, benefit)

Further reading[edit]

  • Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 278