See also: issu

Old Irish

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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From Latin Iēsūs, from Ancient Greek Ἰησοῦς (Iēsoûs), from Hebrew יֵשׁוּעַ (yĕšuaʿ).

Pronunciation

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Proper noun

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Íssu m (invariable)

  1. Jesus
    • c. 800, Würzburg Glosses on the Pauline Epistles, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1987, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. I, pp. 499–712, Wb. 3c2
      tri chretim i nÍsu ꝉ isin beothu i táa Ísu iar n-esséirgu
      through belief in Jesus or in the life in which Jesus is after resurrection

Descendants

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  • Irish: Íosa
  • Manx: Yeesey
  • Scottish Gaelic: Ìosa

Mutation

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Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
Íssu unchanged nÍssu
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading

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