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IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Irish athair, from Proto-Celtic *ɸatīr, from Proto-Indo-European *ph₂tḗr.

NounEdit

athair m (genitive singular athar, nominative plural aithreacha)

  1. father (male parent; term of address for a priest; male ancestor more remote than a parent, a progenitor)
    Fuair m’athair bás.
    My father died.
    • 1899, Franz Nikolaus Finck, Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, p. 21:
      ḱē n xȳ ə wil tū, ə æhŕ̥?
      conventional orthography: Cén chaoi a bhfuil tú, a athair?
      How are you, father? (could be addressed to one’s own father or to a priest, as in English)
    • 1899, Franz Nikolaus Finck, Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, p. 22:
      æhŕəxə
      conventional orthography: m’aithreacha (my fathers, my ancestors)
    • 1899, Franz Nikolaus Finck, Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, p. 22:
      h-æhŕəxə n̄ȳfe[1]
      conventional orthography: na haithreacha naofa (the Church Fathers)
  2. ancestor
  3. sire
DeclensionEdit
Coordinate termsEdit
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

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NounEdit

athair f (genitive singular athrach)

  1. creeper
  2. Alternative form of nathair (snake)
DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
athair n-athair hathair not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Corrected by the author on p. 257 to nȳfə

Further readingEdit


Old IrishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *ɸatīr, from Proto-Indo-European *ph₂tḗr.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

athair m (genitive athar, nominative plural aithir)

  1. father

InflectionEdit

Masculine r-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative
Vocative
Accusative
Genitive
Dative
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

DescendantsEdit

MutationEdit

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

ReferencesEdit


Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish athair, from Proto-Celtic *ɸatīr, from Proto-Indo-European *ph₂tḗr.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

athair m (genitive singular athar, plural athraichean)

  1. father

AntonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
athair n-athair h-athair t-athair
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit