IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Irish crua, from Old Irish cróa.

NounEdit

crú m (genitive singular crú, nominative plural crúite)

  1. horseshoe, shoe
DeclensionEdit

Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *krowos, from Proto-Indo-European *kréwh₂s.

NounEdit

crú m

  1. blood

InflectionEdit

Masculine irregular
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative crú
Vocative crú
Accusative crúN
Genitive cróu, cráu
Dative crúL
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

MutationEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019) , “crú”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language