> > As a side note (for those who are unaware), Eric P. Hamp ("Some Archaic
> > The American Journal of Philology, Vol. 106, No. 2, Summer, 1985, pp.
222-225) discusses cethir
> > "beast, four-footed animal" and etymologizes it as *kwetur-ped-s
> Yes, this suggests itself, but it has a number of difficulties (not least
the lack of dental inflection of the word),
The DIL tentatively regards the io-stem cethrae "animals, cattle, flocks,
herds" as a plural of cethir; if this is true, can it be cognate with Gaulish
petuarios, Old Breton petguare, Welsh pedwerydd / pedwaredd "fourth"?
- Chris Gwinn