Cognate class 984
return to ‘count’
#check related to Romance set?
Deshayes, Albert. 2003: Dictionnaire étymologique du breton. Douarnenez, chasse-marée.
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.
Irslinger, Britta (University of Freiburg/Max Planck Institute for the Science ...
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.
The Catholicon has also niveraff 'nombrer', Latin numerare.
[Legacy] Breton St
[Legacy] Breton Se
Indo-European Lexical Cognacy Database (LexDB version 0.9)