comalta

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Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *komaltiyos. Synchronically com- ‎(with) +‎ ailte ‎(fostered).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

comalta m

  1. foster brother
  2. (occasionally) foster sister

Derived termsEdit

  • comaltar ‎(co-fosterage, joint responsibility for fosterage)
  • comaltas ‎(foster-brotherhood, intimate friendship; co-fosterage)

DescendantsEdit

MutationEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

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