See also: atta, Atta, átta, attā, åtta, and attą̊

Middle IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish at·tá.

VerbEdit

at·tá

  1. to be

ConjugationEdit

  • Third-person singular preterite absolute/conjunct: boí, bui
  • Third-person singular perfect deuterotonic: ro·boí

DescendantsEdit

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

Further readingEdit


Old IrishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From ad- +‎ ·tá.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

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

  1. to be
  2. to have

For quotations using this term, see Citations:attá.

Usage notesEdit

This is the so-called "substantive verb", which takes an adverb, an adverbial phrase, or a prepositional phrase as the predicate. When the predicate is a noun, a pronoun, or an adjective, the copula is is used instead.

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