-acht

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Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish -acht (compare Scottish Gaelic -achd).

Suffix[edit]

-acht f

  1. Nominal suffix, used to form abstract ideas or nouns roughly corresponding to English -ness, -hood, -ity, or -ure.

Usage notes[edit]

  • This affix forms feminine nouns of the third declension. Abstract nouns do not have plural forms; however, concepts that refer to concrete items do have plurals in -aí.
Declension[edit]

Abstract nouns:

Concrete nouns:

Derived terms[edit]


Old Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • -echt (slender variant)

Suffix[edit]

-acht f

  1. Nominal suffix, used to form abstract ideas or nouns roughly corresponding to English -ness, -hood, -ity, or -ure.

Usage notes[edit]

  • This affix forms a-stem nouns.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]