úachtar

See also: uachtar

Contents

Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *ouxsterom.

Compare Ancient Greek ὑψηλός(hupsēlós, high), αὐξω(auxō, increase); Latin augeo(I increase), vigeo(I am strong).

NounEdit

úachtar n

  1. surface, top
  2. cream

InflectionEdit

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

Alternative formsEdit

Derived termsEdit

  • úachtarach(upper, higher; superior in rank; final, decisive)
  • úachtarán m(chief, leader)

DescendantsEdit

MutationEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

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