attá

See also: atta, Atta, átta, and åtta

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Old IrishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From ad- +‎ ·tá, from Proto-Celtic *tā- (compare Welsh taw ‎(there is)), from Proto-Indo-European *steh₂-.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

at·tá ‎(prototonic ·tá, verbal noun buith)

  1. to be

ConjugationEdit

Usage notesEdit

This is the so-called "substantive verb", which takes an adjective (phrase), adverb (phrase) or prepositional phrase as the predicate but not a noun (phrase). When a noun or noun phrase is the predicate, the copula is is used instead.

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Irish:
  • Manx: ta
  • Scottish Gaelic: tha

ReferencesEdit

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