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EnglishEdit

NounEdit

cath (plural caths)

  1. Abbreviation of cathode.
  2. Abbreviation of catheter.

VerbEdit

cath (third-person singular simple present caths, present participle cathing, simple past and past participle cathed)

  1. (transitive) To fit (somebody) with a catheter.
    • 2004, Adrian Sandler, Living with Spina Bifida (page 160)
      At the spina bifida camp, we've had about twenty-five kids lining up outside the "Med Shed," needing to be cathed before breakfast.
    • 2010, Judith Rogers, The Disabled Woman's Guide to Pregnancy and Birth
      Unlike Sharon, Sherry Adele was able to return to self-cathing after delivery.

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CornishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

cath f (plural cathas or cathes)

  1. (Standard Cornish, Standard Written Form) cat

IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish cath, from Primitive Irish ᚉᚐᚈᚈᚒ (cattu), from Proto-Celtic *katus, from Proto-Indo-European *kéh₃tus (fight).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cath m (genitive singular catha, nominative plural cathanna or catha)

  1. battle
    Proverb:
    Ní hé lá an chatha lá an chnuasaithe.A stitch in time saves nine. ("The day of battle is not the day for gathering food".)
    1. (literature) battle tale
  2. conflict, trial
  3. battalion

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
cath chath gcath
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit

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

Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Primitive Irish ᚉᚐᚈᚈᚒ (cattu), from Proto-Celtic *katus, from Proto-Indo-European *kéh₃tus (fight).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cath m (genitive catho or catha)

  1. battle, fight
    • c. 875, Milan Glosses on the Psalms, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1987, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. I, pp. 7–483, Ml. 34a20
      in chatho glosses proelii
    • c. 875, Milan Glosses on the Psalms, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1987, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. I, pp. 7–483, Ml. 112a5
      amal dunem-side nech iarna chúl hi cath
      behind him in battle
    • c. 845, St. Gall Glosses on Priscian, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1975, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. II, pp. 49–224, Sg. 44a1
      fon chath glosses sub Marte
  2. troop, battalion

InflectionEdit

Masculine u-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative cath cathL cathae
Vocative cath cathL cathu
Accusative cathN cathL cathu
Genitive catho, catha catho, cathaL cathaeN
Dative cathL cathaib cathaib
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
cath chath cath
pronounced with /ɡ(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit

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

Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish cath, from Primitive Irish ᚉᚐᚈᚈᚒ (cattu), from Proto-Celtic *katus, from Proto-Indo-European *kéh₃tus (fight).

NounEdit

cath m (genitive singular catha, plural cathan)

  1. battle
    Synonym: blàr

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
cath chath
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, →ISBN
  • cath” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Brythonic *kaθ, from Proto-Celtic *kattā.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kaːθ/
  • (file)

NounEdit

cath m, f (plural cathod or cathau)

  1. cat; wildcat
  2. cat, tipcat; cat-o'-nine-tails

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
cath gath nghath chath
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit

  • cath”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies, 2014