damh

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish dam (ox, stag), from Proto-Celtic *damos, from Proto-Indo-European *dm̥h₂-ó- ‘bull’ (compare Albanian dem ‘bullock’, Greek δάμαλος (dámalos) ‘calf’), from *démh₂- ‘to tame’ (compare Old Irish daimid ‘to allow, give in’, Latin domāre, English tame).

Noun[edit]

damh m (genitive daimh, nominative plural daimh)

  1. ox

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
damh dhamh ndamh
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish dam (ox, stag).

Noun[edit]

damh m (genitive daimh, plural damhan)

  1. ox, bullock
  2. stag (usually of red deer)