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Breton: ˈhoːlen, ˈoːlen

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Lexeme data

Language:Breton
Meaning:salt
Source form:holen
Phonological form:ˈhoːlen, ˈoːlen
Gloss:salt
Notes:
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 http://www.arkaevraz.net/dicobzh/index
Pages: 339
Reliability: High

Cognate coding

Cognate Class B
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Source: Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic. Leiden: Brill.
Pages: 319
Reliability: High
Comment: From Proto-Celtic *salano- 'salt', cf. PIE *seh₂1- 'salt'. gen.sg. *sh₂1-os (IEW 878). The Irish and British forms cannot derived from a single proto-form. Old Irish salann points to a PIE derived stem *sh₂l-Hno- > PCelt. salano-, while the British words have another suffix, i.e. Proto-Celtic *saleno- < *sh₂l-eno-.