éis

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish éis (track, trace), from Proto-Celtic *ɸanssā, from Proto-Indo-European *peth₂- (to spread out).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

éis

  1. only used in certain phrases; see derived terms

Derived terms[edit]


Old Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *ɸanssā, from Proto-Indo-European *peth₂- (to spread out).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

éis f

  1. track, trace

Declension[edit]

The word is not well enough attested outside of the prepositional phrases listed under Derived terms below to allow a declension class to be stated with certainty. The dative singular appears as both éis and éisi, suggesting a fluctuation between ā-stem and ī-stem declension.

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 121