Irish edit

Etymology edit

From Old Irish ucht (breast)[1], from Proto-Celtic *ɸextus[2], from Proto-Indo-European *peg- (breast) (compare Latin pectus).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

ucht m (genitive singular uchta, nominative plural uchtanna)

  1. chest
  2. breast, bosom
  3. lap

Declension edit

Derived terms edit

Mutation edit

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

References edit

  1. ^ G. Toner, M. Ní Mhaonaigh, S. Arbuthnot, D. Wodtko, M.-L. Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “ucht”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language
  2. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009), “*fextu-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 130
  3. ^ Sjoestedt, M. L. (1931) Phonétique d’un parler irlandais de Kerry (in French), Paris: Librairie Ernest Leroux, page 59

Further reading edit