altram

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish altram, an older verbal noun of ailid (nourishes; rears, fosters) (compare oiliúint f).

Noun[edit]

altram m (genitive singular altrama)

  1. fosterage

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

  • altramú m (fosterage)
  • buime f (foster-mother, nurse)
  • comhalta m (foster-brother, foster-sister)
  • dalta m (foster-child)
  • daltán m ((little) foster-child; young pupil)
  • máithrigh (mother, bear; foster, verb)
  • oide m (foster-father)
  • oil (nourish, rear, foster; train, educate, verb)
  • oiliúint f (nurture, upbringing, fostering care)
  • oiliúnach (nurturing, fostering, adjective)

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
altram n-altram haltram t-altram
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]


Old Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

altram n (genitive altrammae)

  1. verbal noun of ailid

Inflection[edit]

Neuter n-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative altramN
Vocative altramN
Accusative altramN
Genitive altramae
Dative altraimL
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Descendants[edit]

  • Irish: altram
  • Scottish Gaelic: altram

Mutation[edit]

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

Further reading[edit]


Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish altram, verbal noun of ailid (nourishes; rears, fosters).

Noun[edit]

altram m (genitive singular altraim)

  1. verbal noun of altraim
  2. fostering, nourishing, nursing, rearing

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
altram n-altram h-altram t-altram
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • altram” in Edward Dwelly, Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic–English Dictionary, 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, 1911, →ISBN.
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019) , “altram(m)”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language