kelenn

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Breton[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Attested in the Catholicon as Middle Breton quelenn, from Old Breton colaenn, from Proto-Brythonic *kolɨn, from Proto-Celtic *kolinnos (compare Old Irish cuilenn m ((wood of the) holly-tree), Cornish kelyn, Welsh celyn), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱol- (thorn, thorny plant) (compare English holly), from *ḱel- (to cut).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kelenn ? (singulative kelennenn)

  1. holly

Etymology 2[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

kelenn

  1. to teach

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