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See also: acht, Acht, ächt, and åcht

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IrishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish -acht (compare Scottish Gaelic -achd).

SuffixEdit

-acht f

  1. Nominal suffix, used to form abstract ideas or nouns roughly corresponding to English -ness, -hood, -ity, or -ure.

Usage notesEdit

  • This affix forms feminine nouns of the third declension. Abstract nouns do not have plural forms; however, concepts that refer to concrete items do have plurals in -aí.
DeclensionEdit

Abstract nouns:

Concrete nouns:

Derived termsEdit


Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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SuffixEdit

-acht f

  1. -ness, -hood; forms abstract nouns.

Usage notesEdit

After a palatalised consonant, the suffix becomes -echt.

InflectionEdit

Feminine ā-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative -achtL -achtL -achta
Vocative -achtL -achtL -achta
Accusative -achtN -achtL -achta
Genitive -achtae -achtL -achtN
Dative -achtL -achtaib -achtaib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Derived termsEdit

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