comalta

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Middle Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish comaltae, from Proto-Celtic *komaltiyos. Synchronically com- (with) +‎ ailte (fostered).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

comalta m

  1. foster brother
  2. (occasionally) foster sister

Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Derived terms[edit]

  • comaltar (co-fosterage, joint responsibility for fosterage)
  • comaltas (foster-brotherhood, intimate friendship; co-fosterage)

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

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