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EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish úachtar, óchtar (whence also Scottish Gaelic uachdar and Manx eaghtyr), from Proto-Celtic *ouxsterom, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₃ewp-s- (high). Akin to Irish and Scottish Gaelic uasal, Welsh uchel and uthr, Breton uhel. Cognate to Ancient Greek ὕψος (húpsos, height).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

uachtar m (genitive singular uachtair, nominative plural uachtair)

  1. top, upper part
    1. summit
    2. surface
    3. cream (milk)
  2. (geography) southern part

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MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
uachtar n-uachtar huachtar t-uachtar
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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