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Middle Breton: ˈgeoten

« ˈmaːt (good) ˈglaːs (green) »

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Lexeme data

Language:Middle Breton
Meaning:grass
Source form:gueautenn
Phonological form:ˈgeoten
Gloss:grass
Notes:Singulative. The corresponding collective is only attested from the 18th century onwards gheaut, gheäot, guéaut etc. The Collective is the Swadesh term.
Cognate codes:G

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: 947
Reliability: High
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Source: Dictionnaire historique Meurgorf. http://meurgorf.brezhoneg.bzh/
URL: 498
Reliability: High

Cognate coding

Cognate Class G
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Source: Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic. Leiden: Brill.
Pages: 135-36
Reliability: High
Comment: From Proto-Celtic *gʷeltā ‘grass’. PIE root problematic, as *gʷʰel- 'to graze' does not exist.