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Middle Breton: ˈgliːn

« ˈlaːðaṽ (kill) ˈguːðut (know) »

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Lexeme data

Language:Middle Breton
Meaning:knee
Source form:glin
Phonological form:ˈgliːn
Gloss:knee
Notes:Frequently compounded with daou 'two', an daoulin, douglyn 'the two knees (of a person)'.
Cognate codes:N

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: 968
Reliability: High
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Source: Dictionnaire historique Meurgorf. http://meurgorf.brezhoneg.bzh/
Reliability: High

Cognate coding

Cognate Class N
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Source: Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic. Leiden: Brill.
Pages: 162
Reliability: High
Comment: From Proto-Celtic *glūnos- 'knee'. Origin from PIE *gónu- is beyond doubt, although some soundchanges in Celtic are hard to understand.