deirfiúr

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Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish derbṡiur, from derb (certain) +‎ siur (sister), from Proto-Celtic *swesūr, from Proto-Indo-European *swésōr.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Munster) IPA(key): [dʲɾʲəˈfˠuːɾˠ]
  • (Aran) IPA(key): [ˈdʲrʲauhərˠ]
  • (Cois Fhairrge) IPA(key): [ˈdʲrʲaurˠ]
  • (West Connemara, South Mayo) IPA(key): [ˈdʲɾʲehuːɾˠ]
  • (Achill) IPA(key): [ˈdʲeɾʲəfʲəɾˠ]
  • (Ulster) IPA(key): [ˈdʲeɾʲəfʲaɾˠ], [ˈdʲeɾʲəfʲəɾˠ]

Noun[edit]

deirfiúr f (genitive deirféar, nominative plural deirfiúracha)

  1. sister

Declension[edit]

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
deirfiúr dheirfiúr ndeirfiúr
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.