adcí

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Old Irish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *ad-kʷiseti, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷeys- (observe). The deuterotonic perfect forms and the present indicative ro-form ad·rodarcar are from the Proto-Celtic stem *derk-, from Proto-Indo-European *derḱ- (to see).

Cognate with Sanskrit चायति (cāyati, perceive). The ro-forms are cognate with Sanskrit दृश् (dṛś), Ancient Greek δέρκομαι (dérkomai), Old English torht (bright, clear), Albanian dritë (light).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

ad·cí (prototonic ·aicci, verbal noun aicsiu)

  1. to see, to behold
  2. to perceive
  3. (in passive) to seem, to appear
    • c. 750, Preface to Saint Patrick's Breastplate, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus, (1901–03, Cambridge University Press; reprinted 1975, 1987, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, 2:354–58:
      conid annsin atchessa fiad lucht na netarnade comtis aige alta ⁊ iarróe ina ndiaid .i. Benen
      And then it appeared before those lying in ambush that they were wild deer with a fawn (Benén) following them.

Usage notes[edit]

The present-tense ro-forms ·airciu, ad·rodarcar, etc., mean “can see”, “can be seen”, etc.

Conjugation[edit]

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Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
ad·cí ad·chí ad·cí
pronounced with /-ɡ(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • ad·cí” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.