Old IrishEdit


From Proto-Celtic *Brigantī (high, exalted).


Proper nounEdit

Brigit f (genitive Brigte or Brigite)

  1. (Irish mythology) The goddess of the Sacred Flame of Kildare and the patron goddess of the Druids. Daughter of the Dagdae of the Túatha Dé Danann.
  2. (Christianity) Brigid of Kildare (c. 451–521), an Irish saint adapted from the goddess.
  3. A female given name from Proto-Celtic, equivalent to English Bridget


Feminine ī-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative BrigitL
Vocative BrigitL
Accusative BrigtiN, Brigiti
Genitive BrigteH, Brigite
Dative BrigtiL, Brigiti
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization


  • Irish: Bríd
  • Manx: Breeshey
  • Scottish Gaelic: Brìghde


Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
Brigit Brigit
pronounced with /v(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.