fáth

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish fáth, from Proto-Indo-European *wātu- (inspired utterance) (compare Welsh gwawd (song, praise, poetry)), from Proto-Indo-European *wet- (to blow, inspire, arouse spiritually).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fáth m (genitive fátha, nominative plural fáthanna)

  1. cause
  2. reason
    Níl fáth agam le fanacht.
    I have no reason to stay.

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
fáth fháth bhfáth
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-Indo-European *wātu- (inspired utterance) (compare Welsh gwawd (song, praise, poetry)), from Proto-Indo-European *wet- (to blow, inspire, arouse spiritually).

Noun[edit]

fáth m

  1. cause, reason
  2. motive, object
  3. subject, matter
  4. prophecy
  5. composition, maxim

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