úathad

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Old Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ewtos. Compare Ancient Greek αὐτός (autós), Gothic 𐌰𐌿𐌸𐌴𐌹𐍃 (auþeis), Old Norse auðr (desolate).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

úathad n

  1. a small number, a few
  2. (grammar) the singular number

Inflection[edit]

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

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Irish: uathadh

Mutation[edit]

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

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