caire

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Provençal [Term?], from Latin quādrum (square).

Noun[edit]

caire m (plural caires)

  1. corner of a polygon or polyhedron
  2. look, aspect, appearance
  3. (archaic) regular tetragon, square

Derived terms[edit]


Occitan[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Provençal [Term?], from Latin quādrum.

Noun[edit]

caire m (plural caires)

  1. corner
  2. side; edge

Etymology 2[edit]

From a variant form of the attested Old Provençal cazer (in which the stress was instead on the final syllable), from Latin cadere, present active infinitive of cadō. Compare Catalan caure. The modern Catalan and Occitan words may have underwent a conjugation shift in which the stress moved to the first syllable or perhaps derived from unattested variant forms in their ancestral languages, corresponding to the original Latin third conjugation type (the attested Old Catalan and Old Provençal forms instead correspond to the Latin second conjugation, in this case the Vulgar Latin form *cadēre, which was the source of almost all other Romance cognates). Catalan and Occitan typically merged many second conjugation type Latin verbs (stressed -ēre) into the third conjugation type (unstressed -ere), so it is not unusual.

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

caire

  1. to fall
Conjugation[edit]

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *kariyā.

Compare Welsh caredd.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

caire f

  1. crime, fault, sin

Inflection[edit]

Feminine iā-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative
Vocative
Accusative
Genitive
Dative
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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