See also: grian

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Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *grēnā. Further etymology uncertain. Possibly from Proto-Indo-European *gʷʰer-(to be warm, hot).[1]

Matasović reconstructs Proto-Celtic *gʷrensnā, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷʰrenso-(warm) (whence Sanskrit घ्रंस(ghraṃsa, heat of the sun) and Proto-Celtic *gʷrensos, whence Middle Welsh gwres(heat (of the sun, fire)), compare also Proto-Celtic *gʷrīns, whence derived *gʷrīnsā > grís(heat (of the sun), fire, embers).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

grían f

  1. sun

InflectionEdit

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

MutationEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  • grían” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  1. ^ Nikolaev, Alexander (Fall/Winter 2009), “The Germanic word for ‘sword’ and delocatival derivation in Proto-Indo-European”, in The Journal of Indo-European Studies[1] (PDF), volume 37, issue 3/4, page 478