Reconstruction:Proto-Finnic/keeli

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This Proto-Finnic 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-Finnic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Uralic *käle. Cognates include Proto-Samic *kielë, Moksha кяль (kjalʹ).

Noun[edit]

*keeli

  1. tongue
  2. language

Inflection[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Estonian: keel
  • Finnish: kieli
  • Ingrian: keeli, (dialectal) keel
  • Karelian: kieli
  • Livonian: kēļ
  • Livvi: kieli
  • Veps: kel'
  • Võro: kiil'
  • Votic: tšeeli