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Old Irish: erball

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Lexeme data

Language:Old Irish
Meaning:tail
Source form:erball
Phonological form:erball
Gloss:
Notes:Ary. -ball < *bhel-nó or *bhl-nó-; root *bhel- ’to bloat, swell'. Cognate with other Old Irish term for tail /lexeme/28316/?
Cognate codes:O

Sources of lexical data

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Source: Lucht, Martina. 2007. Der Grundwortschatz des Altirischen, Bonn: Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität.
Pages: 383
Reliability: High
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Source: DIL = Royal Irish Academy, Dictionary of the Irish Language based mainly on Old and Middle Irish materials. Web edition http://www.dil.ie/.
Reliability: High
Comment: Listed as possible compound of íar 'hind' + ball 'member'. Compound of err 'hinder part' + ball also possible.

Cognate coding

Cognate Class O
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Source: Blažek, Václav. 2009. On the position of Gaulish within Celtic from the point of view of glottochronology. Indogermansiche Forschungen, 114.
Reliability: High