Words and Proper Names

lín

611.
Shields (Kenneth, Jr.): Old Irish lı̄n ‘numerus’: another Indo-European/Near Eastern connection?
In ZCP 48 (1996), pp. 287–290.
Argues that the semantic shift of OIr. lín from ‘full’ to ‘number’ is due to the preservation of a borrowed Near-Eastern cultural concept as an archaic semantic feature of the Proto-Indo-European root *plē.