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Middle Breton: ˈdoːnǝt, ˈdont

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Lexeme data

Language:Middle Breton
Meaning:come
Source form:donet, donnet, dont
Phonological form:ˈdoːnǝt, ˈdont
Gloss:to come, to become
Notes:
Cognate codes:E

Sources of lexical data

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Source: GIB = Hemon, Roparz. 1979–1998. Geriadur istorel ar brezhoneg / Dictionnaire historique du breton. 2. éd. Plomelin: Preder.
Pages: 628-632
Reliability: High
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Source: Dictionnaire historique Meurgorf. http://meurgorf.brezhoneg.bzh/
Reliability: High

Cognate coding

Cognate Class E
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Source: Schumacher, Stefan. 2004: Die keltischen Primärverben. Ein vergleichendes, etymologisches und morphologisches Lexikon. Unter Mitarb. von Britta Schulze-Thulin und Caroline aan de Wiel. Innsbruck: Inst. für Sprachen und Literaturen der Univ., Abt. Sprachwiss. (Innsbrucker Beiträge zur Sprachwissenschaft 110).
Pages: 189-193
Reliability: High
Comment: The verbs 'to go' and 'to come' in the Brittonic languages have suppletive paradigms. The finite forms ar based on the stems a- < *ag- < *h₂eg̑- 'to drive' and el- < *pelh₂- 'to approach'. In the paradigm of 'to go', these forms are used uncompounded, while in the paradigm of 'to come', they contain the preverb *tu-. In Middle Welsh, some Imoerative forms are based on *ret-e/o- <*ret- 'to run'. The verbal nouns of 'to come' Welsh mynet, Breton monet originate from PIE *menH- 'to step, to stamp' (?). The verbal noun of 'to go', Breton donet contains the same root prefixed with *tu-, i.e. *de-vonet, cf. also Old Breton diminet. The Welsh verbal noun dyfod 'to come' contains *tu- + bod 'to be' based on PIE *bʰweh₂- 'to become, to grow'.
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Source: Hemon, Roparz. 1975: A historical morphology and syntax of Breton. Dublin, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (Medieval and Modern Breton Series III).
Pages: 436
Reliability: High