See also: gec and geç

Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *kankā, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱak- (branch). Cognate with Sanskrit शाखा (śā́khā), Lithuanian šakà (branch) and Gothic 𐌷𐍉𐌷𐌰 (hōha, plough).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

géc f

  1. branch, bough
  2. limb

InflectionEdit

Feminine ā-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative gécL géicL gécaH
Vocative gécL géicL gécaH
Accusative géicN géicL gécaH
Genitive géiceH gécL gécN
Dative géicL gécaib gécaib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

DescendantsEdit

  • Irish: géag
  • Scottish Gaelic: geug

MutationEdit

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