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Cognate class 1089

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Notes IE *mel 'dark, dirty, blotted' and *melit 'honey' (Walde 1930: 2.293, 2.296)
Citation: Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic. Leiden: Brill. Pages: 263 View From Proto-Celtic *melino- 'yellow', based on *meli- 'honey'. The original meaning was 'honey-colored'.
  Language Lexeme Phonological Meaning Notes Rating
1 Ladin MELLEN yellow split from DKB ★★ View
2 Romansh mellen yellow < mēlinun, cf Sard mélinu 'pale, wan'. ★★★ View
3 Gaulish melino- yellow Reconstructed form based on attestations, cf Lat melinus 'black colour', Romanch mélen 'yellow'. ★★ View
4 Old Cornish milin yellow ★★★ View
5 Middle Cornish melyn 'mɛlɪn yellow ★★★ View
6 Old Breton milin yellow ★★★ View
7 Middle Breton melen ˈmeːlen yellow ★★★ View
8 Breton melen ˈmeːlǝn yellow ★★★ View
9 Old Welsh melyn yellow ★★★ View
10 Welsh melyn yellow ★★★ View
11 [Legacy] Breton St melen 'me:lɛn yellow ★★★ View
12 [Legacy] Breton Se MELEN yellow ★★ View
13 [Legacy] Welsh C MELYN yellow ★★ View