Reconstruction:Proto-Celtic/tangʷāss

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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 earlier *dangʷāss, from an extended Proto-Indo-European *dn̥ǵʰwéh₂-t-s, from *dn̥ǵʰwéh₂s. The change of d to t has not been satisfactorily explained; influence of Proto-Germanic *tungǭ is conceivable.

Noun[edit]

*tangʷāss f

  1. tongue

Inflection[edit]

Masculine/feminine consonant stem
singular dual plural
nominative *tangʷāss *tangʷāte *tangʷātes
vocative *tangʷāss *tangʷāte *tangʷātes
accusative *tangʷātam *tangʷāte *tangʷātams
genitive *tangʷātos *tangʷātou *tangʷātom
dative *tangʷātē *tangʷātobom *tangʷātobos
instrumental *tangʷāte? *tangʷātobim *tangʷātobis

Descendants[edit]