seudhel

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Cornish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From from Proto-Brythonic [Term?], from Proto-Celtic *stātlā[1] or *stādlā (heel), from Proto-Indo-European *stéh₂tleh₂ or *stéh₂dʰleh₂ (that which is used for standing) respectively, from the root *steh₂- (to stand) +‎ *-tleh₂/*-dʰleh₂ (instrument noun suffix). Cognate with Welsh sawdl, Middle Breton seuzl, Irish sáil, Scottish Gaelic sàil and Manx saayl.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Revived Middle Cornish) IPA(key): [ˈsœðɛl]
  • (Revived Late Cornish) IPA(key): [ˈzɛðɐl]

Noun[edit]

seudhel m (plural seudhelyow)

  1. (anatomy) heel

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009) , “*stātlā”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 354