úachtar

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Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *ouxsterom.

Compare Ancient Greek ὑψηλός (hupsēlós, high), αὐξω (auxō, increase); Latin augeo (I increase), vigeo (I am strong).

Noun[edit]

úachtar n

  1. surface, top
  2. cream

Inflection[edit]

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

Alternative forms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

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