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Type: lexical
Meaning: 'tongue'
Language: Celtic
Phonemic analysis: /teng/-
From PIE: *dn̥ǵu̯heh₂ 'tongue'
From Proto-Celtic: *tangu̯āt 'tongue'
Attestation: pompeteχuaios


OIr. tengae, OW tauawt, MBret. teaut, OCo. tauot gl. lingua (Matasović 2009 s.v. *tangwāt-). PIE *dn̥ǵu̯heh₂ was transferred to a consonantal t-stem in Celtic (Widmer 1997: 122–124, Irslinger 2002: 47 f.); the deviant anlaut is probably due to taboo transformation (LEIA T-50 f., Widmer 1997: 122). The possible Cisalpine Celtic attestations are not t-stems (see the word pages).

Corinna Salomon