céadfa

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish cétfaid (sense, feeling, understanding, skill), from Old Irish cétbuid, verbal noun of ceta·bí (feels, perceives).

Noun[edit]

céadfa f (genitive singular céadfa, nominative plural céadfaí)

  1. sense (bodily faculty)
  2. perception, understanding

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
céadfa chéadfa gcéadfa
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • "céadfa" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • cétfaid” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • ceta·bí” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.