Irish edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Middle Irish ceithernach (member or leader of a ceithern). By surface analysis, ceithearn (kern, band of fighting-men) +‎ -ach. Cognate with Scottish Gaelic ceatharnach.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

ceithearnach m (genitive singular ceithearnaigh, nominative plural ceithearnaigh)

  1. kern (light-armed foot soldier)
  2. (chess) pawn

Declension edit

Synonyms edit

See also edit

Chess pieces in Irish · fir fichille (layout · text)
banríon caiseal easpag ridire ceithearnach, fichillín

Mutation edit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
ceithearnach cheithearnach gceithearnach
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References edit

  1. ^ Quiggin, E. C. (1906) A Dialect of Donegal, Cambridge University Press, page 67

Further reading edit