Breton: ˈkiːk

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Lexeme data

Source form:kig
Phonological form:ˈkiːk
Gloss:flesh, meat
Cognate codes:E

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: 406
Reliability: High

Cognate coding

Cognate Class E
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Source: Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic. Leiden: Brill.
Pages: 204
Reliability: High
Comment: From Proto-Celtic *kīkā 'breast'. Matasović thinks, that the meaning of Mir. cich [a f] 'breast' is probably the original one of this popular expressive word. Also in Gaul. Cic-ollus, PN. Thus the Swadesh term for "meat" only in Brittonic.