deartháir

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Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish derbráthair, from derb (“certain”) + bráthair (“brother”), from Proto-Celtic *brātīr, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₂tēr.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Munster) IPA(key): [dʲɾʲəˈhaːɾʲ] (as if spelled dreatháir)
  • (Aran) IPA(key): [ˈdʲɾʲɑːhərʲ] (as if spelled dreáthair)
  • (Cois Fharraige) IPA(key): [ˈdʲɾʲɑːɾʲ] (as if spelled dreáthair)
  • (West Connemara, South Mayo) IPA(key): [ˈdʲɾʲiçaːɾʲ] (as if spelled dricheáir)
  • (Achill) IPA(key): [ˈdʲaɾˠhaɾʲ] (as if spelled dearthair)
  • (Ulster) IPA(key): [ˈdʲæːɾˠhaɾʲ], [ˈdʲæːɾˠhəɾʲ] (as if spelled deártháir or deárthair)

Noun[edit]

deartháir m (genitive dearthár, plural deartháireacha)

  1. brother

Declension[edit]

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
deartháir dheartháir ndeartháir
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.