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IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish céimm, from Proto-Celtic *kanxsman (a step), from Proto-Celtic *kengeti (to step, walk).[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

céim f (genitive singular céime, nominative plural céimeanna)

  1. step, footstep
  2. pace
  3. step (of a stair), riser
  4. grade (of elevation)
  5. degree (of a university; angle; temperature)

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

  • céimnigh (step, pace; graduate, verb)

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
céim chéim gcéim
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit

  • céim” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • "céim" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, ISBN 978-90-04-17336-1, pages 188–89