IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish bráthair (brother), from Proto-Celtic *brātīr, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₂tēr.

NounEdit

bráthair m (genitive singular bráthar, nominative plural bráithre)

  1. (religion) brother (male fellow member of a religious community)
    1. friar
    2. kinsman (member of society)
  2. monkfish, angelfish

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bráthair bhráthair mbráthair
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit


Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *brātīr, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₂tēr.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bráthair m (genitive bráthar, nominative plural bráithir)

  1. brother, cousin, kinsman

InflectionEdit

Masculine r-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative bráthair bráthairL bráithir
Vocative bráthair bráthairL bráithrea
Accusative bráthairN bráthairL bráithrea
Genitive bráthar bráthar brátharN, bráithreN
Dative bráthairL bráithrib bráithrib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Irish: bráthair
  • Manx: braar
  • Scottish Gaelic: bràthair

MutationEdit

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

Further readingEdit