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Middle Breton: ˈlowen, ˈlawen

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Lexeme data

Language:Middle Breton
Meaning:louse
Source form:louenn, laoüen
Phonological form:ˈlowen, ˈlawen
Gloss:louse
Notes:Singulative. The corresponding collective is Early Modern Breton laou, laöu.
Cognate codes:B

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: 1725
Reliability: High
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Source: Dictionnaire historique Meurgorf. http://meurgorf.brezhoneg.bzh/
Reliability: High

Cognate coding

Cognate Class B
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Source: Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic. Leiden: Brill.
Pages: 250
Reliability: High
Comment: From Proto-Celtic *luwā 'louse', cf. PIE *lewH- 'louse' (IEW 692). The PCelt. form is compatible with both PIE *lowHo- > *luwo-, and with PIE *luHo- > *luwo-.