Breton: ˈgeːnu, ˈgeːnow

« ˈmeːnǝs (mountain) ˈɑ̃nw, ˈɑ̃ːno (name) »

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Lexeme data

Source form:genoù
Phonological form:ˈgeːnu, ˈgeːnow
Cognate codes:H

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: 272
Reliability: High

Cognate coding

Cognate Class H
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Source: Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic. Leiden: Brill.
Pages: 158
Reliability: High
Comment: From Proto-Celtic *genu- 'jaw' < PIE: *g̑enu- 'jaw' (IEW 381). The singular of this word is reflected in OIr. gin u m. 'mouth' and in the Brittonic words for 'cheek', MW gen f.'cheek', OBret. gen gl. maxilla, MBret. guen, MoBret. gen f. 'cheek'. The Breton word for 'mouth' is based on the plural Proto-Celtic *genou̯es.