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camm

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Old IrishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *kambos (compare Welsh cam (crooked)).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

camm

  1. crooked, bent, curved, twisted
  2. (of hair) wavy, curly

DeclensionEdit

o/ā-stem
Singular Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative camm camm camm
Vocative caimm*
camm**
Accusative camm caimm
Genitive caimm caimme caimm
Dative camm caimm camm
Plural Masculine Feminine/neuter
Nominative caimm camma
Vocative cammu
camma
Accusative cammu
camma
Genitive camm
Dative cammaib
Notes *modifying a noun whose vocative is different from its nominative

**modifying a noun whose vocative is identical to its nominative
† not when substantivized

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

MutationEdit

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

Further readingEdit

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