Old IrishEdit


From Proto-Celtic *dants, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃dónts.


dét n (nasal stem, genitive déit, plural déta)

  1. tooth
    • circa 845, St. Gall Glosses on Priscian, Sg. 67b10
      "do déit" glosses ad dentem
    • circa 875, Milan Glosses on the Psalms, Ml. 117d5
      "huan dét ascatu" glosses emulo dente
  2. set of teeth
  3. (attributively) of ivory
    • in colg déit — ivory-hilted sword
  4. morsel of food

Derived termsEdit

  • détbán, détgel (white-toothed)
  • détidu (toothache)



  • Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin [1]
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