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IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish tír, from Proto-Celtic *tīros, from Proto-Indo-European *ters-(dry), i.e. ‘dry land’ as opposed to lake or sea. Cognates include English thirst, Latin terra.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tír f, m ‎(genitive singular tíre, nominative plural tíortha)

  1. land, country
    1. state, nation
    2. region, district, territory; people of country
    3. rural district(s)
    4. land (as opposed to sea)

DeclensionEdit

  • Alternative plural: tíreacha (Cois Fharraige)

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
tír thír dtír
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

External linksEdit

  • 1 tír” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • "tír" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.

ReferencesEdit

  • “tír” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.

Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *tīros, from Proto-Indo-European *ters-(dry), i.e. ‘dry land’ as opposed to lake or sea. Cognates include English thirst, Latin terra.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tír n ‎(genitive tíre, nominative plural tíre)

  1. land, country, territory, ground

InflectionEdit

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

DescendantsEdit

MutationEdit

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
tír thír tír
pronounced with /d(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  • 1 tír” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.