cathair

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See also: cathaír

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish cathair.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cathair f (genitive cathrach, nominative plural cathracha)

  1. city
  2. circular stone fort

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
cathair chathair gcathair
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *katriks (fortification); possibly cognate with Old English hēaþor (enclosure, prison) or Serbo-Croatian kȍtar (administrative unit, province).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cathair f

  1. stone enclosure, fortress, castle; dwelling
  2. monastic settlement, enclosure; monastery
  3. fortified city, city

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ranko Matasović, Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic, Leiden: Brill, 2009, ISBN 978-90-04-17336-1, page 194

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish cathaír (chair), from Latin cathēdra, from Ancient Greek καθέδρα (kathédra).

Noun[edit]

cathair f (genitive cathrach, plural cathraichean)

  1. chair, seat, bench, throne

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish cathair.

Noun[edit]

cathair f (genitive cathrach, plural cathraichean)

  1. town, city

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

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Noun[edit]

cathair f (genitive cathrach, plural cathraichean)

  1. gig (two wheeled horse drawn carriage)
  2. bed (of any garden stuff)
  3. stock, colewort, cabbage
  4. plot (of land)
  5. (obsolete) guard, sentinel, warder

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