Cognate class 1032

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Notes originally also 'breast' (Matasovic), cf /cognate/2240/
Citation: LEIA = Lexique étymologique de l'Irlandais Ancien. Par Joseph Vendryes, ... Pages: C-96 View LEIA assumes that the meaning 'meat' is the original one because of the compound adjective mir. ciccar 'voracious' (LU 2148) < *cig-car 'meat-loving'. Cites an uncertain connection with Greek κῖκυς 'force' by Pedersen, Vergleichende Grammatik der keltischen Sprachen I 51.
Citation: Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic. Leiden: Brill. Pages: 204 View From Proto-Celtic *kīkā 'breast'. Matasović thinks, that the meaning of Mir. cich [a f] 'breast' is probably the original one of this popular expressive word. Also in Gaul. Cic-ollus, PN. Thus the Swadesh term for "meat" only in Brittonic.
  Language Lexeme Phonological Meaning Notes Rating
1 Gaulish kiko- meat Reconstructed form, based on attestations of male and deity names. ★★ View
2 Old Irish cích, cícce kʹi:x, kʹi:ke meat ★★★ View
3 Old Cornish chic / kig meat ★★★ View
4 Middle Cornish kig ki:g meat ★★★ View
5 Old Breton cic meat ★★★ View
6 Middle Breton quic, quicq, quyc ˈkiːk meat ★★★ View
7 Breton kig ˈkiːk meat ★★★ View
8 Old Welsh kic meat Middle Welsh. ★★★ View
9 Welsh cig meat ★★★ View
10 [Legacy] Breton St kig ki:k meat ★★★ View
11 [Legacy] Breton Se KIG meat ★★ View
12 [Legacy] Welsh C CIG meat ★★ View