cacht

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish cacht, from Proto-Celtic *kaxtos, from Proto-Indo-European *kh₂ptós.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cacht m (genitive singular cachta)

  1. (literary) confinementbondage
  2. (literary) duresshardshipprivation

Declension[edit]

Derived Terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
cacht chacht gcacht
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • "cacht" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • 1 cacht” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *kaxtos, from Proto-Indo-European *kh₂ptós.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cacht m

  1. person in bondage, slave
  2. bondfetter
  3. captivity
  4. duress

Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

Further reading[edit]

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