selg

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See also: sel'g

Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *selkä.

Noun[edit]

selg (genitive selja, partitive selga)

  1. (anatomy) back
  2. back, backside (of an object)

Declension[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Verb[edit]

selg

  1. imperative of selge

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *selgā, from Proto-Indo-European *selǵ- (let loose, send).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

selg f

  1. hunt
  2. (hunted animals) quarry, game

Inflection[edit]

Feminine ā-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative selgL seilgL selgaH
Vocative selgL seilgL selgaH
Accusative seilgN seilgL selgaH
Genitive seilgeH selgL selgN
Dative seilgL selgaib selgaib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Descendants[edit]

  • Irish: seilg
  • Scottish Gaelic: sealg
  • Manx: shelg

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
selg ṡelg unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009) , “selgā”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 329