elbid

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Old Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Brythonic *ėlβɨð, from Proto-Celtic *albiyū ‎(world), from Proto-Indo-European *albʰós ‎(white). Cognate with Latin albus ‎(white), Ancient Greek ἀλφός ‎(alphós, whiteness, white leprosy) and Hittite 𒀠𒉺𒀸 ‎(alpas, cloud). The primary meaning of the Common Celtic word is “upper world” (as opposed to underworld), with semantic development similar to e.g. Russian свет ‎(svet, world; light).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

elbid m, f

  1. world
  2. earth
  3. land, country
  4. district

Descendants[edit]