brithem

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Old Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

breith +‎ -em

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

brithem m (genitive brithemon, nominative plural brithemain)

  1. judge; brehon; jurist

Inflection[edit]

Masculine n-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative brithem brithemainL brithemain
Vocative brithem brithemainL brithemna
Accusative brithemainN brithemainL brithemna
Genitive brithemon, britheman brithemon, brithemanL brithemon, brithemanN
Dative brithemainL, brithemL brithemnaib brithemnaib
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
brithem brithem
pronounced with /v(ʲ)-/
mbrithem
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.