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Breton: piv

« gwenn (white) ˈeːɣõn (wide) »

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Lexeme data

Language:Breton
Meaning:who
Source form:piv
Phonological form:
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Cognate codes:B

Sources of lexical data

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Source: Dyen, Isidore Kruskal, Joseph and Black, Paul (1992). An Indoeuropean Classification, a Lexicostatistical Experiment. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society 82/5.
Reliability: Good (e.g. should be double checked)
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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
Reliability: High

Cognate coding

Cognate Class B
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Source: Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic. Leiden: Brill.
Pages: 178-79
Reliability: High
Comment: From Proto-Celtic *kʷēs 'who' < PIE *kʷe/o-y- 'who, what' (IEW 635). While OW pui, MW pwy show the regular outcome, im Middle Breton and Cornish a metathesis *wy > yw took place.
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Source: Dyen, Isidore Kruskal, Joseph and Black, Paul (1992). An Indoeuropean Classification, a Lexicostatistical Experiment. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society 82/5.
Reliability: Good (e.g. should be double checked)