uachtar

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish úachtar, ochtar, from Proto-Celtic *ouxstero- ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₃ewp-s- (high). Akin to Irish and Scottish Gaelic uasal, Welsh uchel and uthr, Breton uhel. Cognate to Greek ὕψος (húpsos, height). Compare Scottish Gaelic uachdar.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈuəxt̪ˠəɾˠ]

Noun[edit]

uachtar m (genitive uachtair, plural uachtair)

  1. top, summit
  2. surface
  3. cream (milk)

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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