deifio

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Welsh deifyaw, from Proto-Brythonic *dėβjɨd (compare Cornish dewi, Breton deviñ) for which Matasović provides two etymologies:

  1. from Proto-Celtic *dawyeti, from Proto-Indo-European *deh₂w- (kindle, burn) (compare Tocharian A twās, Ancient Greek δαίω (daíō))[1]
  2. from Proto-Celtic *degʷyeti, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰegʷʰ- (to burn)[2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

deifio (first-person singular present deifiaf)

  1. to scorch, singe
  2. to blast
  3. to blight

Conjugation[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
deifio ddeifio neifio unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “deifio”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ranko Matasović (2009), “*daw-yo-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic[1] (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 92
  2. ^ Ranko Matasović (2009), “*degʷi-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic[2] (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 93