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Type: inflectional
Function: 3rd person singular past
Language: Celtic
Phonemic analysis: -/e/
From PIE: *-e
Attestation: kalite, karite, tośokote


PIE 3rd person singular perfect/stative ending, in Continental Celtic in inherited perfects as well as secondary in weak t-preterites; the logic underlying the distribution of -e and is not evident. See Schmidt 1986b: 177 f., Eska 1990.

Corinna Salomon


Eska 1990 Joseph F. Eska, "The so-called weak or dental preterite in Continental Celtic, Watkins' law, and related matters", Historische Sprachforschung 103 (1990), 81–91.