druí

Old IrishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • druï (disyllabic in early poetry)

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *dru-wid- ‎(tree-knower), from Proto-Indo-European *dóru ‎(tree) + *weyd- ‎(to know).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

druí m ‎(d-stem, genitive druad, nominative plural druíd)

  1. druid, sorcerer

DescendantsEdit

MutationEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

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