bráthair

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish bráthair (brother), from Proto-Celtic *brātīr, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₂tēr.

Noun[edit]

bráthair m (genitive singular bráthar, nominative plural bráithre)

  1. (religion) brother (male fellow member of a religious community)
  2. monkfish, angelfish

Declension[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bráthair bhráthair mbráthair
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *brātīr, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₂tēr.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bráthair m (genitive bráthar, nominative plural bráithir)

  1. brother, cousin, kinsman

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

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
bráthair bráthair
pronounced with /v(ʲ)-/
mbráthair
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

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