Reconstruction:Proto-Celtic/rūnā

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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]

Uncertain; Proto-Germanic *rūnō is either derived from the same source or is itself a loanword from Proto-Celtic.

Noun[edit]

*rūnā f

  1. secret, mystery

Inflection[edit]

Feminine ā-stem
singular dual plural
nominative *runā *runai *runās
vocative *runā *runai *runās
accusative *runam *runai *runāms
genitive *runās *runous *runom
dative *runai *runābom *runābos
instrumental *? *runābim *runābis

Descendants[edit]

  • Proto-Brythonic: *rrin
  • Old Irish: rún

Further reading[edit]

  • Ranko Matasović (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 316
  • Zair, Nicholas (2012) The reflexes of the Proto-Indo-European laryngeals in Celtic, Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 117