daltán

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish daltán; synchronically, dalta(student, pupil; foster child) +‎ -án.

Noun[edit]

daltán m ‎(genitive singular daltáin, nominative plural daltáin)

  1. (little) foster child; young pupil

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
daltán dhaltán ndaltán
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • "daltán" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • daltán” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From daltae +‎ -án.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

daltán m

  1. (term of endearment) little foster child, little pupil

Declension[edit]

Masculine o-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative daltán daltánL daltáinL
Vocative daltáin daltánL daltánu
Accusative daltánN daltánL daltánu
Genitive daltáinL daltán daltánN
Dative daltánL daltánaib daltánaib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
daltán daltán
pronounced with /ð(ʲ)-/
ndaltán
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

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