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Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *nertom ‎(strength, force), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ner-to- ‎(virile, strong), a derivative of *h₂nḗr ‎(man; vital energy).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

nert n ‎(genitive neirt, nominative plural nert)

  1. power
  2. strength

DescendantsEdit

MutationEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  • nert” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
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