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Breton: ˈkɔrn

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Lexeme data

Language:Breton
Meaning:horn
Source form:korn
Phonological form:ˈkɔrn
Gloss:corner, edge; horn (of animal); horn (musical instrument), pioe
Notes:
Cognate codes:A

Sources of lexical data

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Source: Buck, Carl Darling. 1949/1988. A Dictionary of Selected Synonyms in the Prinicipal Indo-European Languages. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Pages: 208f
Reliability: Doubtful
Comment: Considers it a Latin loan
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Source: Favereau, Frañses. 1997. Dictionnaire du breton contemporain = Geriadur ar brezhoneg a-vremañ. Morlaix: Skol Vreizh. Available online at http://www.arkaevraz.net/dicobzh/index
Pages: 431
Reliability: High

Cognate coding

Cognate Class A
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Source: Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic. Leiden: Brill.
Pages: 190-91
Reliability: High
Comment: Cf. Proto-Celtic *karno- 'horn, hoof'. OIr. com 'horn' and W eorn 'horn' are usually considered to be Latin loanwords (Haarmann 1970, 119, cf. Lat. cornu). However, Gaulish toponyms with the element Corn- (e.g. Cornacum, cf. Sims-Williams 2006: 65f.) might point to the existence of PCelt. *korno- 'horn'.
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Source: Buck, Carl Darling. 1949/1988. A Dictionary of Selected Synonyms in the Prinicipal Indo-European Languages. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Pages: 208f
Reliability: High
Comment: Considered a loanword by Buck, but Matasović suggests a Celtic inheritance