íarn

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Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *īsarnom (compare Welsh haearn, Breton houarn), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ésh₂r̥.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

íarn n, m ‎(genitive íairn or éirn, nominative plural íairn or éirn)

  1. iron

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

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