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Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *kattuz. Cognate with Old Saxon katto, Old Norse kǫttr (Swedish katt), Old High German kazzo. The word existed in the Germanic languages in a female gender also, represented in Old English by catte. The word appears to be related to Late Latin cattus as well as to similar words in the Slavic and Celtic languages, but the ultimate source is uncertain. See cat for more.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

catt m

  1. cat

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit


Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Late Latin cattus, from Latin catta, possibly from Afro-Asiatic, but see cat for more.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

catt m (genitive caitt)

  1. cat

InflectionEdit

Masculine o-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
catt chatt catt
pronounced with /ɡ(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

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