glav

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Breton[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *glawā, possibly from a Proto-Indo-European root shared with Proto-Indo-Aryan *ȷ́alám (rain, water), compare Sanskrit जल (jala, rain, water).[1] Related to Welsh glaw (rain).

Noun[edit]

glav m

  1. rain

Mutation[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morris Jones, John (1913) A Welsh Grammar, Historical and Comparative, Oxford: Clarendon Press, page 213

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish glaven (glaffwin, glawan) n, m, glavene n, variant of glävia, glafwia, glafwa f, from Middle Low German glave, gleve, glevie, obl. & pl. glaven, from Old French glaive (lance,) from Latin gladius (sword); possibly of Celtic origin.

Compare Danish glavind, Icelandic glefja, English glaive.

Noun[edit]

glav c

  1. (archaic, historical) A spear, lance, glaive.
  2. (archaic, poetic) A sword.
  3. (obsolete) A banner.