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Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *aleti, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂életi. Cognate with Middle Welsh Middle Welsh alu(bear young), Latin alō(I feed, nourish), Old English alan(to nourish).

The future stem has eb- extracted from reduplicated futures like ebarthi(will bestow it) (from Proto-Celtic *ɸiɸrāti) and ·ebla¹(will drive) (from Proto-Celtic *ɸiɸlāti) and reinterpreted as a future marker.[1]

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

ailid ‎(conjunct ·ail, verbal noun altram)

  1. to nourish
  2. to rear, foster

ConjugationEdit

DescendantsEdit

MutationEdit

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

External linksEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Thurneysen, Grammar of Old Irish, § 649