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Breton: ˈmeːlǝn

« blwaːs, ˈbloas (year) ˈxwi, ˈhwi (you) »

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Lexeme data

Language:Breton
Meaning:yellow
Source form:melen
Phonological form:ˈmeːlǝn
Gloss:yellow, blond
Notes:
Cognate codes:D

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: 516
Reliability: High

Cognate coding

Cognate Class D
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Source: Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic. Leiden: Brill.
Pages: 263
Reliability: High
Comment: From Proto-Celtic *melino- 'yellow', based on *meli- 'honey'. The original meaning was 'honey-colored'.