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

InflectionEdit

Neuter o-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative nertN nertN nertL, nerta
Vocative nertN nertN nertL, nerta
Accusative nertN nertN nertL, nerta
Genitive neirtL nert nertN
Dative niurtL nertaib nertaib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

DescendantsEdit

  • Irish: neart
  • Manx: niart
  • Scottish Gaelic: neart

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.

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