Lexeme – Details – *ḱas-, *ḱh₂es-

Lexeme

Transcription
*ḱas-, *ḱh₂es-
Script
IPA
Meaning
grey, hare
Meaning Note
Grammatical Data
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Note
"Leaving aside the Germanic peoples, we shall find the old word in Europe only in a Baltic language that died out in the seventeenth century and in the Welsh ceinach. Ceinach, an interesting survival, is not however the ordinary Welsh word for 'hare'. This is ysgafarnog (colloquially pronounced 'sgwarnog) '(long)-eared', a derivative of ysgafarn 'ear'. The expression must go back to the old British or Brythonic language, for it occurs in Cornish and as a dialect word has survived the language; it occurred also in the older stages of Breton" (Boyle 1973: 322)

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Sources

Source
Matasović, Ranko. Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic. Indo-European Etymological Dictionaries Online. Edited by Alexander Lubotsky. Brill. Brill Online: http://iedo.brillonline.nl.ludwig.lub.lu.se/dictionaries/content/proto-celtic/index.html
[RM]
Source
Boyle, J. A. (1973). The hare in myth and reality: a review article. Folklore, 84(4), 313-326.
[Boyle]
Source
Robert Farren, PIE culture words collection, 2017
[Farren (2017)]
Location
PN67

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