-ū (3sg.)

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Type: inflectional
Function: 3rd person singular past
Language: Celtic
Phonemic analysis: -/ū/
Attestation: akitu, ieureu, karnitu, karnitus


Reanalysed as 3rd person singular past ending in inherited 3rd person singular reduplicated perfects from roots of the shape *CeH- → *Ce-CóH-e > CeCū (cf. tetu); see Eska 1990b: 110. The logic underlying the distribution of inherited -e and -ū in Continental Celtic is not evident.

Corinna Salomon


Eska 1990b Joseph F. Eska, "Two notes on Continental Celtic", Études Celtiques 27 (1990), 191–195.