áth

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See also: ath, ath-, and àth

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish áth m (ford; open space or hollow between two objects), from Proto-Celtic *yātus (ford), from Proto-Indo-European *yeh₂- (ride, go).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

áth m (genitive singular átha, nominative plural áthanna)

  1. (geography) ford
  2. spawning bed (in river)
  3. opening

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]


Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *yātus (ford).

Noun[edit]

áth m

  1. (geography) ford (commonly as scene of battle or single combat)
  2. (by extension) open space or hollow between two objects

Inflection[edit]

Masculine u-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative
Vocative
Accusative
Genitive
Dative
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

  • áth” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.