PCelt. *glendos- ‘valley, shore’ < PIE. *glend- 'shore'. “Clearly limited to Celtic and Germanic, this word could have been borrowed from some non-IE language of NW Europe.” (RM) // OIr. glend [s n] (DIL glenn) MW glynn (GPC glyn) [m] 'glen, valley' MBret. glann 'shore' Co. glan // MLG klint, 'shore' ON klettr 'rock' "glendos-" in: Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic, edited by: Ranko Matasovi?, Ph.D. (1995). Consulted online on 05/10/2017 <http://dictionaries.brillonline.com.ludwig.lub.lu.se/search#dictionary=proto_celtic&id=pc0496> First published online: October 2010, PIE *k'(e)l- 'rock, stone' (AB). A large array of cognate sets; for example: ON klé 'one of the stones to keep the warp straight in the old upright loom', klettr 'rock, crag, cliff', kleif 'ridge, cliff', klif 'cliff'; Old English clif 'cliff, rock, promontory, steep slope', clūd 'rock, hill'; Old Saxon klif 'cliff'; Dutch klip 'cliff'; Low German klint 'rock, cliff'; Old High German klep 'cliff, crag, rock' (New High German Klippe [< Middle Dutch klippe]); Polish głaz 'stone' (according to Shevelov 1964:148, < *gloģno-). Pokorny 1959:357-363 *gel- v. 'to form into a ball'; Walde 1927-1932.I:612-621 *gel-; Mann 1984-1987:279 *glōģh- 'spike, tip, crag'; Watkins 1985:18-19 *gel- v. 'to form into a ball'; De Vries 1977: 315 and 316 *gel-d-; Onions 1966:182 Proto-Germanic *kliƀam, *kliƀn-; Klein 1971:142; Kluge-Mitzka 1967:378; Kluge-Seebold 1989:377 and 378. AB
Robert Farren, PIE culture words collection, 2017
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