Old Irish edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Celtic *selwā. Cognate with Welsh elw.

Noun edit

selb f (nominative plural selba)

  1. property
  2. possession

Inflection edit

Feminine ā-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative selbL seilbL selbaH
Vocative selbL seilbL selbaH
Accusative seilbN seilbL selbaH
Genitive selbaeH selbL selbN
Dative seilbL selbaib selbaib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Descendants edit

  • Middle Irish: selb

Mutation edit

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
selb ṡelb unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading edit