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Cognate class 1021

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Notes etym. dub. (Buck 1949?: 70).
Citation: Favereau, Frañses. 1997. Dictionnaire du breton contemporain = Geriadur ar ... Pages: 681 View Favereau cites Cornish scorn and Old French sorne (Ernault). Cf. scorne 'scoria, vitrified/petrified mass found in the melting vessel originating from metallurgic processes'. How likely is it that a borrowed technical term like this becomes the Swadesh term for 'ice'?
Citation: Deshayes, Albert. 2003: Dictionnaire étymologique du breton. Douarnenez, chasse-marée. Pages: 669 View First attested in the Catholicon (1499). No cognates outside Breton, origin unknown.
  Language Lexeme Phonological Meaning Notes Rating
1 Middle Breton scorn ˈskorn ice ★★★ L View
2 Breton skorn ˈskɔrn ice ★★★ View
3 [Legacy] Breton St skorn skɔrn ice ★★ View
4 [Legacy] Breton Se SKORN ice ★★ View