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IrishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Irish feithid, of uncertain origin; perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *wet- (to turn).[1]

NounEdit

feithid f (genitive singular feithide, nominative plural feithidí)

    1. tiny creature, insect, bug
    2. (figuratively) puny, insignificant, person
  1. wild creature, beast
  2. repulsive creature, adder, serpent

DeclensionEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
feithid fheithid bhfeithid
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009), “*wet-o-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, pages 418, 419