úachtar

Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *ouxstero-, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *euəg ‎(rise, increase) (compare Ancient Greek ὑψηλός ‎(hupsēlós, high), αὐξω ‎(auxō, increase); Latin augeo ‎(I increase), vigeo ‎(I am strong)).

NounEdit

úachtar n, m

  1. surface, top
  2. cream

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.