Last modified on 10 April 2015, at 04:37

deirfiúr

IrishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish derbṡiur, from derb (certain) +‎ siur (sister), from Proto-Celtic *swesūr, from Proto-Indo-European *swésōr.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Munster) IPA(key): /dʲɾʲəˈfˠuːɾˠ/ (as if spelled driofúr)
  • (Aran) IPA(key): /ˈdʲɾʲauhəɾˠ/ (as if spelled dreabhthúr)
  • (Cois Fhairrge) IPA(key): /ˈdʲɾʲauɾˠ/ (as if spelled dreabhthúr)
  • (West Connemara, South Mayo) IPA(key): /ˈdʲɾʲehuːɾˠ/ (as if spelled dreithiúr)
  • (Achill) IPA(key): /ˈdʲeɾʲəfʲəɾˠ/ (as if spelled deirfear)
  • (Ulster) IPA(key): /ˈdʲeɾʲəfʲaɾˠ/, /ˈdʲeɾʲəfʲəɾˠ/ (as if spelled deirfeár or deirfear)

NounEdit

deirfiúr f (genitive deirféar, plural deirfiúracha)

  1. sister

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MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
deirfiúr dheirfiúr ndeirfiúr
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.