Reconstruction:Proto-Celtic/wewlos

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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]

Possibly a reduplicated Proto-Indo-European root, though a connection with *bekkos (snout, beak) is not impossible.

Noun[edit]

*wewlos m

  1. lip

Inflection[edit]

Masculine o-stem
singular dual plural
nominative *wewlos *wewlou *wewloi
vocative *wewle *wewlou *wewlūs
accusative *wewlom *wewlou *wewloms
genitive *wewlī *wewlous *wewlom
dative *wewlūi *wewlobom *wewlobos
instrumental *wewlū *wewlobim *wewlobis

Descendants[edit]

  • Proto-Brythonic: *gweβl
    • Cornish: gwevel
    • Middle Breton: guefl
    • Welsh: gwefl
  • Old Irish: bél

Further reading[edit]

  • Matasović, Ranko (2009), “wewlos”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 419