Irish edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Old Irish túatae.[2] By surface analysis, tuath +‎ -ta.

Adjective edit

tuata (not comparable)

  1. lay (nonclergy; nonprofessional)
  2. secular (not specifically religious)
  3. temporal (of or relating to the material world)

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Derived terms edit

Noun edit

tuata m (genitive singular tuata, nominative plural tuataí)

  1. layperson (one who is not a cleric; one who is not intimately familiar with a given subject)
  2. (in the plural) laity
  3. rustic
    Synonym: tuathánach

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Mutation edit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
tuata thuata dtuata
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References edit

  1. ^ tuata”, in Historical Irish Corpus, 1600–1926, Royal Irish Academy
  2. ^ G. Toner, M. Ní Mhaonaigh, S. Arbuthnot, D. Wodtko, M.-L. Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “túatae”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language

Further reading edit