catt

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *kattuz. Cognate with Old Saxon katto, Old Norse kǫttr (Swedish katt), Old High German kazzo. A related word also existed in the Germanic languages with the feminine gender, represented in Old English by catte. The word appears to be related to Late Latin cattus as well as to similar words in the Slavic and Celtic languages, but the ultimate source is uncertain. See cat for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

catt m

  1. cat
    Hēo hrīemþ. Iċ hrīeme. Sē catt hrīemþ.
    She's screaming. I'm screaming. The cat's screaming.

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: cat

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin cattus, from Latin catta, possibly from Afroasiatic, but see cat for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

catt m (genitive caitt)

  1. cat

Inflection[edit]

Masculine o-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative catt cattL caittL
Vocative caitt cattL cattuH
Accusative cattN cattL cattuH
Genitive caittL catt cattN
Dative cattL cattaib cattaib
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
catt chatt catt
pronounced with /ɡ(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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