Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *letros (compare Welsh lledr), from Proto-Indo-European *létrom (compare Old English leþer, Old Norse leðr).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lethar (gender unknown, genitive lethair, no plural)

  1. skin (of a living creature)
  2. leather, hide

InflectionEdit

Masculine o-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative lethar
Vocative lethair
Accusative letharN
Genitive lethairL
Dative letharL
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

SynonymsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Irish: leathar
  • Manx: liare
  • Scottish Gaelic: leathar

MutationEdit

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
lethar
also llethar after a proclitic
lethar
pronounced with /l(ʲ)-/
unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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