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Type: lexical
Meaning: 'plain'
Language: Celtic
Phonemic analysis: /lān/-
From PIE: *pl̥h₂-nó- 'flattened'
From Proto-Celtic: *lāno- 'plain'
Attestation: meśiolano


This derivation of the PIE root *pelh₂- 'flat' is not attested lexically in Celtic, which instead has forms < *pl̥h₂-ró- (OIr. lár 'ground, floor', etc.) and < *pl̥h₂-mah₂ (OIr. lám 'hand', etc.); see NIL: 562–564 with n. 7. *lāno- 'plain' is only assumed to be attested in the toponym mediolanum; see there for further discussion.

Corinna Salomon