Middle Breton: ˈkorn

« ˈdelher, ˈdelhel, ˈderher, ˈderhel (hold) peˈnaus, ˈpenoːs (how) »

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Lexeme data

Language:Middle Breton
Source form:corn, cornn
Phonological form:ˈkorn
Gloss:horn (of animal); musical instrument
Cognate codes:A

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: 1597
Reliability: High
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Source: Dictionnaire historique Meurgorf.
Reliability: High

Cognate coding

Cognate Class A
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Source: Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic. Leiden: Brill.
Pages: 190-91
Reliability: High
Comment: Cf. Proto-Celtic *karno- 'horn, hoof'. OIr. com 'horn' and W eorn 'horn' are usually considered to be Latin loanwords (Haarmann 1970, 119, cf. Lat. cornu). However, Gaulish toponyms with the element Corn- (e.g. Cornacum, cf. Sims-Williams 2006: 65f.) might point to the existence of PCelt. *korno- 'horn'.