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Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *blēdanī(year).

NounEdit

blíadain f ‎(genitive blíadnae, nominative plural blíadnai)

  1. year

InflectionEdit

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

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

MutationEdit

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
blíadain blíadain
pronounced with /v(ʲ)-/
mblíadain
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

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