oíche

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish aidche, from Proto-Celtic *adakʷiā, arisen (likely only within Old Irish) through analogy (paradigm split) from the genitive singular (*adakʷiăs) of Old Irish adaig, from Proto-Celtic *adakʷī; from Proto-Celtic *ad (from Proto-Indo-European; possibly cognate with Latin āter (dark) and Sanskrit (compare Hindi अंधा (andhā, blind))) + *akʷiā (from Proto-Indo-European *akʷ; possibly cognate with Lithuanian ãklas), although the first element could also be from the preverb *ad- (from Proto-Indo-European *ád, cognate with Latin ad (at)) and the phonological shape of the second element is unclear and not necessarily Proto-Celtic *akʷ: the vowel is ambiguous, and the consonant need not be labialised.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

oíche f (genitive oíche, nominative plural oícheanta)

  1. night

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
oíche n-oíche hoíche t-oíche
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.