dath

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish dath (colour, dye).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dath m (genitive singular datha, nominative plural dathanna or datha)

  1. colour, pigment
  2. tint
  3. dye

Declension[edit]

With strong plural:

With weak plural:

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
dath dhath ndath
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • 1 dath” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “daṫ” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1st ed., 1904, by Patrick S. Dinneen, page 225.
  • "dath" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Entries containing “dath” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “dath” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Old Frisian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

dāth m

  1. death

Declension[edit]


Old Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dath n

  1. colour
  2. dye

Inflection[edit]

Neuter u-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
dath dath
pronounced with /ð(ʲ)-/
ndath
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish dath (colour, dye).

Noun[edit]

dath m (genitive singular datha, plural dathan)

  1. colour, pigment
    Amhairc an dath bàn-dhearg nam bilean. - Behold the pink color of the lips.

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Colors in Scottish Gaelic · dathan (layout · text)
     bàn      glas      dubh      donn
             pinc              dearg ; ruadh              orainds              buidhe ; donn
             uaine              uaine              gorm ; gorm              liath ; glas
             liath              gorm              purpaidh ; guirmean              pinc ; purpaidh