éa-

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See also: ea, Ea, EA, êa, ea., -ea, E/A, and ę-ą

Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • éi- (slender variant)

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish é-, from Proto-Celtic *an-, from Proto-Indo-European *n̥-. Related to Old English un- (modern English un-, Latin in-, Ancient Greek ἀ- (a-), and Sanskrit अ- (a-).

Prefix[edit]

éa-

  1. Privative affix, denoting not.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Triggers eclipsis on the following part of the compound, other than words in d or g. The spelling reform removed the silent consonant letters in some words, for example:
    éa- + ‎trom (heavy) → ‎éadrom (light), formerly spelled éadtrom

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