Old Irish

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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Probably denominative from Old Irish traeth (neuter), then originally meaning "to neuter". Maybe related to Middle Irish tríath, tréith (weak). tróethaid would represent o-grade Proto-Celtic *troit- to traeth's e-grade *treit-.[1]

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈtroːi̯θəðʲ/

Verb

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tróethaid (verbal noun tróethad)

  1. to subdue, wear out

Conjugation

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Descendants

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  • Middle Irish: tráethaid

Mutation

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

References

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  1. ^ Vendryes, Joseph (1959–96) “traethaid”, in Lexique Étymologique de l'Irlandais Ancien [Etymological lexicon of Old Irish] (in French), volume T U, Dublin, Paris: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, Centre national de la recherche scientifique, page T-122

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