éacht

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Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish écht (slaying, slaughter; slain person; exploit, prowess, deed of valour), from Proto-Celtic *anxtu (slaughter), from Proto-Indo-European *n̥ḱtu, from the root *neḱ- (to perish, disappear).

Noun[edit]

éacht m (genitive singular éachta, nominative plural éachtaí)

  1. (literary)
    1. killing, slaying; slaughter
    2. slain person; casualty
  2. feat, exploit; achievement
Declension[edit]
Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

éacht f (genitive singular éachta, nominative plural éachtaí)

  1. Alternative form of iacht (cry; sigh, groan; lament)
Declension[edit]

Verb[edit]

éacht (present analytic éachtann, future analytic éachtfaidh, verbal noun éachtadh, past participle éachta)

  1. (intransitive) Alternative form of iacht (cry; sigh, groan; lament)
Conjugation[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

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