leth

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Cornish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Brythonic *laïθ, borrowed from Latin lac, lactis.

Noun[edit]

leth m

  1. milk

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *letos, perhaps cognate with Latin latus ‎(side).[1]

Celtic cognates include Welsh lled ‎(breadth, width, half), Middle Breton let, led ‎(large), and Cornish les.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

leth n

  1. half
  2. direction
  3. side

Descendants[edit]

Mutations[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
leth
also lleth after a proclitic
leth
pronounced with /l(ʲ)-/
leth
also lleth after a proclitic
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ranko Matasović, Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic, Leiden: Brill, 2009, ISBN 978-90-04-17336-1, page 238
  • leth” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Old Saxon[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *laiþa-, from Proto-Indo-European *aleit-.

Noun[edit]

lēth n

  1. an evil person or thing

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish leth, from Proto-Celtic *letos, perhaps cognate with Latin latus ‎(side).[1]

Celtic cognates include Welsh lled ‎(breadth, width, half), Middle Breton let, led ‎(large), and Cornish les.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

leth

  1. half

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ranko Matasović, Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic, Leiden: Brill, 2009, ISBN 978-90-04-17336-1, page 238
  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9
  • leth” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.