Irish

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Etymology

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From Old Irish sceith, verbal noun of sceïd, from Proto-Indo-European *skeyt- (to vomit, retch, shit, literally to shed). The verb sceith is derived from the noun.

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Noun

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sceith f (genitive singular sceithe, nominative plural sceitheanna)

  1. vomit
  2. spawning, spawn
  3. overflow
  4. discharge, eruption
  5. spreading
  6. disintegration

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Verb

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sceith (present analytic sceitheann, future analytic sceithfidh, verbal noun sceitheadh, past participle sceite) (transitive, intransitive)

  1. spew, vomit
  2. spawn
  3. overflow
  4. pour forth, discharge, erupt
  5. give away, divulge
  6. spread, disseminate
  7. burst forth (into bud, bloom)
  8. burst open, explode
  9. crumble, disintegrate
  10. peel off, scale
  11. fray, rip, unravel
  12. calve (of iceberg, etc.)

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Further reading

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Old Irish

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Pronunciation

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Noun

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sceith f

  1. verbal noun of sceïd

Inflection

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Feminine ī-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative sceithL
Vocative sceithL
Accusative sceithiN
Genitive sceitheH
Dative sceithiL
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

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