amnair

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Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *awontīr (compare Welsh ewythr, Breton eontr, Cornish ewnter), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éwh₂os (relative, descendant) (compare Middle Irish ó, Latin avus (grandfather), dialectal German Awwe (grandfather), Ohm (uncle)).

Noun[edit]

amnair m

  1. maternal uncle

Inflection[edit]

Masculine r-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative
Vocative
Accusative
Genitive
Dative
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

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