aball

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Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *abalnā.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

aball f (genitive abla, nominative plural abla)

  1. apple tree
    • c. 845, St. Gall Glosses on Priscian, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1975, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. II, pp. 49–224, Sg. 61b5:
      aball glosses malus (apple tree)

Inflection[edit]

Feminine ā-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative aballL abaillL ablaH
Vocative aballL abaillL ablaH
Accusative abaillN abaillL ablaH
Genitive ablaH aballL aballN
Dative abaillL ablaib ablaib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

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