Open main menu

IrishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish scáth, from Proto-Celtic *skātom, from Proto-Indo-European *skot-.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

scáth m (genitive singular scátha, nominative plural scáthanna)

  1. shadow, shade
  2. umbrella (something that covers a wide range of concepts, ideas, etc.), mantle (anything that covers or conceals something else)
  3. horror, dread
  4. shyness, timidity

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
scáth not applicable not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit


Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *skātom, from Proto-Indo-European *skot-. Cognate with English shadow.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

scáth n

  1. shadow, shade
  2. reflection
  3. phantom, spectre
  4. protection

DeclensionEdit

Neuter o-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative scáthN scáthN scáthL, scátha
Vocative scáthN scáthN scáthL, scátha
Accusative scáthN scáthN scáthL, scátha
Genitive scáithL scáth scáthN
Dative scáthL scáthaib scáthaib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Irish: scáth
  • Manx: scaa
  • Scottish Gaelic: sgàth

ReferencesEdit