See also: Geir and géir

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse geirr, from Proto-Germanic *gaizaz, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰays- (pointed stick, spear).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

geir m (genitive singular geirs, nominative plural geirar)

  1. spear

DeclensionEdit


IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Irish geir, from Proto-Celtic *gʷeress (whence Welsh gwêr), of uncertain origin; perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *gʷʰer- (heat) or *ǵʰwer- (wild animal).[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

geir f (genitive singular geire or gearach or geireadh, nominative plural geireacha)

  1. tallow, suet

DeclensionEdit

As second-declension noun:

As fifth-declension velar stem:

As fifth-declension dental stem (the oldest form):

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
geir gheir ngeir
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Matasović, Ranko, “*gʷered-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, 2009, →ISBN, page 146

Old FrenchEdit

VerbEdit

geir

  1. to admit (to concede to be true)

ReferencesEdit


WelshEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

geir

  1. Soft mutation of ceir.

VerbEdit

geir

  1. Soft mutation of ceir.

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
ceir geir ngheir cheir
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.