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Cognate class 984

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Citation: Deshayes, Albert. 2003: Dictionnaire étymologique du breton. Douarnenez, chasse-marée. Pages: 413 View First attested in the Catholicon (1499). Related to the noun cont 'count, number, account, mention' (1519). Borrowed from Old French conte (noun) 'count' (1080) or/and conter 'to count, to calculate', both from Latin computare.
Citation: Irslinger, Britta (University of Freiburg/Max Planck Institute for the Science ... Pages: View A general problem: Middle Breton has the noun cont and the verb contaff. If a language forms productively a verb from a borrowed noun, this verb would not be considered as a loan word. With regard to contaff, however, it is impossible to know if the verb or the noun have been borrowed first. Note, that there is a corresponding verb in Cornish. Early borrowing in South-West-British or independent borrowings? The loan-word status in Middle Breton is doubtful.
  Language Lexeme Phonological Meaning Notes Rating
1 Middle Cornish akontya, comtya count ★★★ View
2 Middle Breton contaff, countaff ˈkôntaṽ, ˈkuntaṽ count The Catholicon has also niveraff 'nombrer', Latin numerare. L View
3 Breton kontañ ˈkɔ̃ntã count ★★★ View
4 Scottish Gaelic cùnnt count ★★ L View
5 [Legacy] Breton St kontañ 'kɔ̃ntã count ★★ View
6 [Legacy] Breton Se KONTEIN count ★★ View