From Proto-Celtic *awontīr (compare Welsh ewythr, Breton eontr, Cornish ewnter), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éwh₂os (“relative, descendant”) (compare Middle Irish ó, Latin avus (“grandfather”), dialectal German Awwe (“grandfather”), Ohm (“uncle”)).
|Old Irish mutation|
|Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.
- “amnair” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.