Last modified on 4 June 2014, at 14:41

Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Primitive Irish genitive ᚋᚐᚊᚊᚔ (maqqi), from Proto-Celtic *makkʷos, a variant of *makʷos (son), (compare Welsh mab, Gaulish mapos, Maponos), perhaps, from Proto-Indo-European *meh₂ḱ- (long, thin) (compare Ancient Greek μακρός (makrós, long), Latin macer (thin).[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

macc m

  1. son
  2. bond
  3. surety

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

MutationEdit

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
macc
also mmacc after a proclitic
macc
pronounced with /ṽ(ʲ)-/
macc
also mmacc after a proclitic
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ An Etymological Lexicon of Proto-Celtic. Retrieved 2009-09-13.