nathair

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish nathir, from Proto-Celtic *natīr (compare Welsh neidr, Breton naer), from Proto-Indo-European *nh₁trih₂, from *snéh₁- (to spin, twist) (compare English adder, Latin natrīx (water snake)).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Aran) IPA(key): [ˈn̪ˠæhəɾʲ]

Noun[edit]

nathair f (genitive nathrach, nominative plural nathracha)

  1. snake

Declension[edit]


Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish nathir, from Proto-Celtic *natīr (compare Welsh neidr, Breton naer), from Proto-Indo-European *nh₁trih₂, from *snéh₁- (to spin, twist) (compare snìomh, English adder, Latin natrīx (water snake)). Related to snàth (thread), snàthad (needle).

Noun[edit]

nathair f (genitive nathrach, plural nathraichean)

  1. A snake, serpent, or adder