crith

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See also: críth

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek κριθή (krithḗ, barley corn, a small weight).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

crith (plural criths)

  1. (physics) the weight of 1 litre of hydrogen at standard temperature and pressure. Equal to approximately 0.09 grams.

Anagrams[edit]


Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *kritos (trembling, fever). Cognate to Welsh cryd (fever).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

crith m (genitive unattested)

  1. shaking, trembling

Inflection[edit]

Unknown, albeit Matasović tentatively classifies this as an o-stem.[1] A u-stem declension with genitive cretha can be found in Middle Irish.

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle Irish: crith

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
crith chrith crith
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]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Matasović, Ranko (2009) , “*krito-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 225

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish crith, from Old Irish crith, from Proto-Celtic *kritos.

Verb[edit]

crith (past chrith, future crithidh, verbal noun crith, past participle crithte)

  1. shake, shiver, tremble, quaver

Noun[edit]

crith f (genitive singular crithe, plural crithean)

  1. verbal noun of crith
  2. shiver, tremble, shudder, tremor

Derived terms[edit]