fáth

IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish fáth, from Proto-Indo-European *wātu- (inspired utterance) (compare Welsh gwawd (song, praise, poetry)), from Proto-Indo-European *wet- (to blow, inspire, arouse spiritually).

NounEdit

fáth m (genitive fátha, nominative plural fáthanna)

  1. cause
  2. reason

DeclensionEdit

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

  • cén fáth

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
fáth fháth bhfáth
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *wātu- (inspired utterance) (compare Welsh gwawd (song, praise, poetry)), from Proto-Indo-European *wet- (to blow, inspire, arouse spiritually).

NounEdit

fáth m

  1. cause, reason
  2. motive, object
  3. subject, matter
  4. prophecy
  5. composition, maxim

Derived termsEdit

  • fáthach
  • fáthaige
  • fáthamail

DescendantsEdit

  • Irish: fáth
  • Manx: fa
  • Scottish Gaelic: fàth
Last modified on 13 September 2013, at 03:20