cnáim

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Old Irish[edit]

cnáimh

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *knāmis, from Proto-Indo-European *konemo-(bone).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cnáim m ‎(genitive cnámo or cnáma, nominative plural cnámai)

  1. bone

Inflection[edit]

Masculine i-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
cnáimh chnáimh cnáimh
pronounced with /ɡ(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

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