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Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Primitive Irish ᚋᚐᚊᚊᚔ(maqqi, genitive), from Proto-Celtic *makkʷos, a variant of *makʷos(son), (compare Welsh mab, Gaulish mapos, Maponos), perhaps, from Proto-Indo-European *meh₂ḱ-(long, thin) (compare Ancient Greek μακρός(makrós, long), Latin macer(thin).[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

macc m ‎(genitive maicc or meicc, nominative plural maicc or meicc)

  1. son
  2. bond
  3. surety

DeclensionEdit

Masculine o-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative macc maccL maiccL
Vocative maicc maccL maccu
Accusative maccN maccL maccu
Genitive maiccL macc maccN
Dative maccL maccaib maccaib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

DescendantsEdit

MutationEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ An Etymological Lexicon of Proto-Celtic. Retrieved 2009-09-13.
  • 1 mac, macc” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.