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See also: ath, ath-, and àth

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IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish áth m (ford; open space or hollow between two objects), from Proto-Celtic *yātus (ford), from Proto-Indo-European *yeh₂- (ride, go).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

áth m (genitive singular átha, nominative plural áthanna)

  1. (geography) ford
  2. spawning bed (in river)
  3. opening

DeclensionEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
áth n-áth háth t-áth
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit


Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *yātus (ford).

NounEdit

áth m

  1. (geography) ford (commonly as scene of battle or single combat)
  2. (by extension) open space or hollow between two objects

InflectionEdit

Masculine u-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative
Vocative
Accusative
Genitive
Dative
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

DescendantsEdit

MutationEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  • áth” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.