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Sanas na Sengoídilce (SnaS) 13

OIr. dúan “poem, song, verse composition” (ā, f; dil.ie/18966; LEIA D-208) has three possible etymologies: (1) Watkins’ (Celtica 11) explanation from PIE *dh2pno- “portion, allotment” from the root *√deh2p- “to divide into portions (of a meal)” implies the concept of an apportioned gift by the poet, a gift that entails the patron’s liability to recompense

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