camm

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Old Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *kambos (compare Welsh cam (crooked)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

camm

  1. crooked, bent, curved, twisted
  2. (of hair) wavy, curly

Declension[edit]

o/ā-stem
Singular Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative camm camm camm
Vocative caimm*
camm**
Accusative camm caimm
Genitive caimm caimme caimm
Dative camm caimm camm
Plural Masculine Feminine/neuter
Nominative caimm camma
Vocative cammu
camma
Accusative cammu
camma
Genitive camm
Dative cammaib
Notes *modifying a noun whose vocative is different from its nominative

**modifying a noun whose vocative is identical to its nominative
† not when substantivized

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
camm chamm camm
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 camm” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.