Proto-Indo-European *phels-/*phols-/*phḷs- 'stone' (AB): 1. PGm. *felsa, *felesa- m. ‘mountain’ < proto-form. *pe/ol-es-o- (GK). ON fell, fjall poins to *fel(V)sa- (with assimilation of the s and breaking of -e- to -ja-), but the WGm. attestations can go back to both *felesa- or *falisa-. The latter form is supported by OFr. falise, Fr. falaise, faloise. OFr. falise, Fr. falaise, faloise < OFr. *falisa-, “a Franconian loanword” according to GK, but Norman according to TLF. // 2. PCelt. *fales- 'rock, stone' < PIE. *pel- 'stone' Ranko Matasović. "fales-" in: Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic. Indo-European Etymological Dictionaries Online. Edited by Alexander Lubotsky. Brill, 2015. Brill Online. February 12, 2015. < http://iedo.brillonline.nl/dictionaries/lemma.html?id=16373 >
Robert Farren, PIE culture words collection, 2017
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