See also: meit

Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *mantī (quantity) (compare Welsh maint and French maint if the latter be a loanword from Gaulish), from Proto-Indo-European *mh₁-nt-, from *meh₁- (to measure).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

méit f (genitive méite)

  1. size, magnitude

DeclensionEdit

Feminine ī-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative méitL
Vocative méitL
Accusative méitiN
Genitive méiteH
Dative méitiL
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Irish: méid, méad
  • Scottish Gaelic: meud

MutationEdit

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

Further readingEdit