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IrishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • éi- (slender variant)

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish é-, from Proto-Celtic *an-, from Proto-Indo-European *n̥-. Related to Old English un- (modern English un-, Latin in-, Ancient Greek ἀ- (a-), and Sanskrit अ- (a-).

PrefixEdit

éa-

  1. Privative affix, denoting not.

Usage notesEdit

  • Triggers eclipsis on the following part of the compound, other than words in d or g. The spelling reform removed the silent consonant letters in some words, for example:
    éa- + ‎trom (heavy) → ‎éadrom (light), formerly spelled éadtrom

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