See also: aitt

Old Irish edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Celtic *yāntī, from Proto-Indo-European *yeh₂- (to ride, travel).[1]

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

áitt f

  1. place, situation, position; dwelling, abode
  2. passage (in a book)
  3. place formerly occupied by someone or something

Inflection edit

Feminine ā-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative áittL áittL áitteH
Vocative áittL áittL áitteH
Accusative áittN áittL áitteH
Genitive áitteH áittL áittN
Dative áittL áttaib áttaib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Descendants edit

  • Irish: áit
  • Scottish Gaelic: àite

Mutation edit

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

References edit

  1. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009) “*yantī”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, pages 433-434

Further reading edit