Goídel

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See also: Goidel

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Brythonic ancestor of Welsh Gwyddel(Irishman), from Proto-Celtic *wēdus(wild), from Proto-Indo-European *weydʰ-(wood, wilderness) (compare Old English wāþ(hunt)).[1]

Medieval Irish traditions, including the Lebor Gabála Érenn, trace the origin of the Goídels to an eponymous ancestor, Goídel Glas, but this is not held to be the actual etymology of the word.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡoːi̯ðʲel/

Noun[edit]

Goídel m ‎(genitive Goídil, nominative plural Goídil)

  1. Gael

Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
Goídel Goídel
pronounced with /ɣ(ʲ)-/
nGoídel
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, ISBN 978-90-04-17336-1, page 408
  • Goídel” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.