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Cognate class 1940

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Notes prob. comp. of neg. part. NE + Slav *KOLIKO '(how) much', KOLIKO < neut. pron. KO+ Ru. interr. part. LI+?, (Derksen 2008: 229, 349), Celtic words after the same principle < *ne+k(w)os 'not-anyone/anything' (Buck 1949: 926). See also 'some' in /cognate/127/
Citation: Schrijver, Peter. 2011: Old British. In Ternes, Elmar (ed.) 2011: ... Pages: 55 View The Brittonic Forms are from Proto-Celtic *ne-kwāt- (Schrijver, Old British 2011, 55).
  Language Lexeme Phonological Meaning Notes Rating
1 Middle Cornish nebəs nebəs few ‘few, little’ ★★★ View
2 Middle Breton nebeut ˈneːbøt few Contains the negator nep. Can be used as a noun, an adjective or an adverb (Hemon 1975, 145-46). Ex. en nebeut á dezyou ez finissomp … hon amser 'within a few days we will finish our life-time' M. 413 Note, that 'few' can also be expressed with a construction including bennak 'any, some, -ever, -soever': Mod. Bret. Eur vag vihan bennag a zo e porzig Oranj 'there a few small boats in the little harbour of Oranj' (lit. there is some little boat…) (Hemon 1975, 142). ★★★ View
3 Breton nebeut ˈneːbøt few ★★★ View
4 [Legacy] Serbocroatian NEKOLIKO few ★★ View
5 [Legacy] Macedonian nekolku ˈnɛkɔlku few split from DKB ★★ View
6 [Legacy] Breton St nebeut 'ne:bœt few Removed (phrasal) A. ★★★ View
7 [Legacy] Breton Se NEBET A few ★★★ View