fo-

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IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish fo ‎(under, beneath; about, around) (compare modern faoi), from Proto-Celtic *uɸo, from Proto-Indo-European *upo ‎(under, up from under).

PrefixEdit

fo-

  1. sub-, under-, hypo-, secondary, subsidiary
  2. minor, lesser; light, trivial
  3. odd, occasional

Derived termsEdit


MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
fo- fho- bhfo-
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  • "fo-" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • fo, fa, fá” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

ManxEdit

EtymologyEdit

From fo, from Old Irish fo ‎(under, beneath; towards, into, through; throughout, over; on, about, around).

PrefixEdit

fo-

  1. sub-, under-

Derived termsEdit


MutationEdit

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
fo- o- vo-
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  • fo, fa, fá” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Old IrishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From fo ‎(under, beneath; towards, into, through; throughout, over; on, about, around).

PrefixEdit

fo-

  1. sub-, under-

Derived termsEdit


DescendantsEdit

MutationEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  • fo, fa, fá” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From fo, from Old Irish fo ‎(under, beneath; towards, into, through; throughout, over; on, about, around).

PrefixEdit

fo-

  1. sub-, under-, infra-

Derived termsEdit


ReferencesEdit

  • fo, fa, fá” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
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