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EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish ingantus, from the same root as ingnad (modern ionadh), from in- ‎(negative) + gnáth ‎(customary, usual), from Proto-Celtic *gnātos ‎(known, usual), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵn̥h₃-tós, past participle of *ǵneh₃- ‎(to know).

PronunciationEdit

  • (Munster) IPA(key): /ˈuːn̪ˠt̪ˠəsˠ/ (as if spelled úntas)
  • (Connacht) IPA(key): /ˈiːn̪ˠt̪ˠəsˠ/ (as if spelled íontas)
  • (Ulster) IPA(key): /ˈiːn̪ˠt̪ˠəsˠ/, /ˈɤːn̪ˠt̪ˠəsˠ/, /ˈʌn̪ˠt̪ˠəsˠ/ (as if spelled íontas, adhantas, or iontas respectively)

NounEdit

iontas m ‎(genitive singular iontais, nominative plural iontais)

  1. wonder
    Níl iontas orm.
    I’m not surprised.
    Tháinig iontas orm.
    I became surprised.

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MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
iontas n-iontas hiontas t-iontas
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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