Breton: ˈdẽːn

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Lexeme data

Source form:den
Phonological form:ˈdẽːn
Gloss:human being; man, husband, person
Notes:Not the Swadesh term if the opposition man - woman is intended.
Cognate codes:B

Source of lexical data

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Source: Favereau, Frañses. 1997. Dictionnaire du breton contemporain = Geriadur ar brezhoneg a-vremañ. Morlaix: Skol Vreizh. Available online at
Pages: 128
Reliability: High

Cognate coding

Cognate Class B
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Source: Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic. Leiden: Brill.
Pages: 156
Reliability: High
Comment: From Proto-Celtic *gdonyo- 'human, person' < PIE *dʰg̑ʰom-yo- 'human, earthling' (IEW 414).