Irish edit

Etymology edit

From Middle Irish -mit, itself from Old Irish ending -m(a)i (first-person plural absolute) suffixed with -(a)it (third-person neuter suffixed pronoun).[1] In a similar way the infixed neuter pronoun gave rise to lenition after and the preverb do-.

Pronunciation edit

Suffix edit


  1. ending of first-person plural verb forms in the present indicative, future, and present subjunctive

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References edit

  1. ^ Liam Breatnach (1994), “An Mheán-Ghaeilge”, in K. McCone, D. McManus, C. Ó Háinle, N. Williams, L. Breatnach, editors, Stair na Gaeilge: in ómós do P[h]ádraig Ó Fiannachta (in Irish), Maynooth: Roinn na Sean-Ghaeilge, Coláiste Phádraig, →ISBN, §10.4, §12.15, pages 265, 295