Medb

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Middle Irish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From medb (intoxicating), from Proto-Celtic *medwos, from Proto-Indo-European *médʰu.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (earlier) IPA(key): /ˈmʲeð(ə)v/
  • (later) IPA(key): /ˈmʲeɣəv/

Proper noun[edit]

Medb f

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Maeve, born notably by the queen of Connacht in the Ulster Cycle
    • c. 1000, The Tale of Mac Da Thó's Pig, section 1, published in Irische Teste, vol. 1 (1880), edited by Ernst Windisch:
      Tancas o Ailill ocus o Meidb do chungid in chon.
      People were sent from Ailill and from Medb to ask for the dog.

Inflection[edit]

  • Genitive singular: Meidbe
  • Accusative/dative singular: Meidb

Descendants[edit]

  • Irish: Meadhbh, Méabh

Mutation[edit]

Middle Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
Medb Medb
pronounced with /ṽ(ʲ)-/
unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.