betulla

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Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin betulla, diminutive of Gaulish *betua, from Proto-Celtic *betwiyos, *betuyā (birch), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷet-.

Compare Portuguese bétula, Spanish abedul, Catalan bedoll, French bouleau).

Noun[edit]

betulla f (plural betulle)

  1. birch

References[edit]

  • betulla in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Gaulish *bitu, from Proto-Celtic *betwiyos, *betuyā, *betu, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷetu-yo-s, *gʷetw-iyo-s, from *gʷet-.[1][2]

Compare Welsh bedwen. See also Latin bitūmen (tar), which was instead borrowed through another Italic language.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

betulla f (genitive betullae); first declension

  1. birch tree.

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative betulla betullae
Genitive betullae betullārum
Dative betullae betullīs
Accusative betullam betullās
Ablative betullā betullīs
Vocative betulla betullae

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9)‎[1], Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 64
  2. ^ Schrijver, Peter C. H. (1995) Studies in British Celtic historical phonology (Leiden studies in Indo-European; 5), Amsterdam, Atlanta: Rodopi, page 326