attá

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See also: atta, Atta, átta, attā, åtta, and attą̊

Old Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ad- +‎ ·tá, from Proto-Celtic *tāti (compare Welsh taw(there is)), from Proto-Indo-European *steh₂-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

at·tá ‎(prototonic ·tá, verbal noun buith)

  1. to be

Conjugation[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

This is the so-called "substantive verb", which takes an adjective (phrase), adverb (phrase) or prepositional phrase as the predicate but not a noun (phrase). When a noun or noun phrase is the predicate, the copula is is used instead.

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Irish:
  • Manx: ta
  • Scottish Gaelic: tha

References[edit]

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