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Cognate class 1034

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Notes cognate with e.g. Gothic kinnus 'cheek' (Buck 1949:228)
Citation: Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic. Leiden: Brill. Pages: 158 View From Proto-Celtic *genu- 'jaw' < PIE: *g̑enu- 'jaw' (IEW 381). The singular of this word is reflected in OIr. gin u m. 'mouth' and in the Brittonic words for 'cheek', MW gen f.'cheek', OBret. gen gl. maxilla, MBret. guen, MoBret. gen f. 'cheek'. The Brittonic words for 'mouth' is based on the plural Proto-Celtic *genou̯es.
  Language Lexeme Phonological Meaning Notes Rating
1 Gaulish genu- mouth Reconstructed form, based on attestations of place names (viz Geneva). ★★ View
2 Old Irish gin gʹiun mouth ★★ View
3 Old Cornish genau mouth ★★★ View
4 Middle Cornish ganow 'ganɔʊ mouth ★★★ View
5 Old Breton genou mouth ★★★ View
6 Middle Breton guenou, guenouff ˈgeːnu, ˈgeːnow mouth ★★★ View
7 Breton genoù ˈgeːnu, ˈgeːnow mouth ★★★ View
8 Welsh genau mouth ★★★ View
9 [Legacy] Breton St genoù 'gẽ:nu mouth Blažek gives simply 'genou'. ★★★ View
10 [Legacy] Breton Se GENEU, BEG mouth ★★ View