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Middle Cornish: piˑʊ

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Lexeme data

Language:Middle Cornish
Meaning:who
Source form:piw
Phonological form:piˑʊ
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Cognate codes:B

Sources of lexical data

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Source: Blažek, Václav. 2009. On the position of Gaulish within Celtic from the point of view of glottochronology. Indogermansiche Forschungen, 114.
Reliability: High
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Source: http://www.cornishdictionary.org.uk
Reliability: High

Cognate coding

Cognate Class B
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Source: Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic. Leiden: Brill.
Pages: 178-79
Reliability: High
Comment: From Proto-Celtic *kʷēs 'who' < PIE *kʷe/o-y- 'who, what' (IEW 635). While OW pui, MW pwy show the regular outcome, im Middle Breton and Cornish a metathesis *wy > yw took place.
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Source: Blažek, Václav. 2009. On the position of Gaulish within Celtic from the point of view of glottochronology. Indogermansiche Forschungen, 114.
Reliability: High