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Old IrishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From mass +‎ -e

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

maisse f

  1. beauty
    • c. 800, Würzburg Glosses on the Pauline Epistles, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1987, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. I, pp. 499–712, Wb. 28c25
      Nipi cían a masse in choirp.
      The beauty of the body is not long-lasting.
      (literally, “Its beauty of the body…”)

DeclensionEdit

Feminine iā-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative maisseL
Vocative maisseL
Accusative maissiN
Genitive maisse
Dative maissiL
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

DescendantsEdit

  • Irish: maise
  • Scottish Gaelic: maise

MutationEdit

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

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