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Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

ro- +‎ finnadar, from Proto-Celtic *windeti (compare Welsh gwn (I know)), from *wi-n-d- (compare Sanskrit विन्दति (vindati, finds)), from Proto-Indo-European *weyd- (see, know).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /r͈oˈfʲin͈aðar/

VerbEdit

ro·finnadar (prototonic ·finnadar, verbal noun fiuss)

  1. to find out, discover
  2. (in perfect) to know
    • 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. 12c22
      Ro·cluinethar cách in fogur et níɔ·fitir cid as·beir.
      Everyone hears the sound and doesn't know what he says.

ConjugationEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle Irish: finnaid
    • Irish: fionn
  • Irish: feadair (from perfect conjunct ·fitir)

MutationEdit

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
ro·finnadar ro·ḟinnadar ro·finnadar
pronounced with /-v(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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