Lexeme – Details – clethe

Lexeme

Transcription
clethe
Script
IPA
Meaning
sword
Meaning Note
Grammatical Data
Note
Ultimately from PCelt. *kladimo- or *kladiwo-. There are claims and counterclaims regarding possible borrowing between Celtic languages. According to RM, "the Brittonic words (MW cledyf, MBret. clezeff, Co. clethe) are early loanwords from Goidelic". Conversely, MDV gives the direction of borrowing as follows: OIr. claideb <- W. cleddyf < *kladimo-.

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Sources

Source
Michiel de Vaan. Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages. Indo-European Etymological Dictionaries Online. Edited by Alexander Lubotsky. Brill. Brill Online.
[MDV]
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
Cornish Language Partnership online dictionary http://www.cornishdictionary.org.uk/
[CLP]
Source
Robert Farren, PIE culture words collection, 2017
[Farren (2017)]
Location
AUE79, AUE81

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