sóer

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Old Irish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *su-wiro-s (good man).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sóer

  1. free

Noun[edit]

sóer m (genitive soír, nominative plural soír)

  1. freeman
  2. noble

Usage notes[edit]

The diphthongs óe and áe, which were distinct in the oldest forms of Old Irish, merged by late Old Irish into áe. As a result, this word became homophonous with sáer (craftsman).

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Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
sóer ṡóer unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.