Reconstruction:Proto-Celtic/wātis

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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]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *weh₂t- (excited, inspired).[1] Cognate with Latin vātēs.

Noun[edit]

*wātis m[1]

  1. soothsayer, prophet

Declension[edit]

Masculine/feminine i-stem
singular dual plural
nominative *wātis *wātī *wātīs
vocative *wāti *wātī *wātīs
accusative *wātim *wātī *wātims
genitive *wātēs *wātyow *wātyom
dative *wātē *wātibom *wātibos
instrumental *wātī *wātibim *wātibis

Descendants[edit]

  • Gaulish: uatis (attested as οὐάτεις by Strabo)
  • Goidelic:[2]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Matasović, Ranko (2009), “*wāti-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 404
  2. ^ G. Toner, M. Ní Mhaonaigh, S. Arbuthnot, D. Wodtko, M.-L. Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “fáith”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language