deartháir

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Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish derbráthair, from derb (certain) + bráthair (brother), from Proto-Celtic *brātīr, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₂tēr.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Munster) IPA(key): /dʲɾʲəˈhaːɾʲ/ (as if spelled dreatháir)[1]
  • (Aran) IPA(key): /ˈdʲɾʲɑːhərʲ/ (as if spelled dreáthair)[2]
  • (Cois Fharraige) IPA(key): /ˈdʲɾʲɑːɾʲ/ (as if spelled dreáthair)
  • (West Connemara, South Mayo) IPA(key): /ˈdʲɾʲiçaːɾʲ/ (as if spelled dricheáir)
  • (Achill) IPA(key): /ˈdʲaɾˠhaɾʲ/ (as if spelled dearthair)
  • (Ulster) IPA(key): /ˈdʲæːɾˠhaɾʲ/, /ˈdʲæːɾˠhəɾʲ/ (as if spelled deártháir or deárthair)[3]

Noun[edit]

deartháir m (genitive singular dearthár, nominative plural deartháireacha)

  1. brother

Declension[edit]

Coordinate terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
deartháir dheartháir ndeartháir
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ M. L. Sjoestedt-Jonval, 1936, Description d’un parler irlandais de Kerry, Paris: Librairie Ancienne Honoré Champion, p. 17.
  2. ^ Finck, F. N. (1899), Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, p. 87.
  3. ^ Quiggin, E. C. (1906), A Dialect of Donegal, Cambridge University Press, page 33, § 80.

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