derg

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Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *dergos (red, crimson), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰerg- (to dim, darken); compare Old English deorc (dark) and Tocharian A tärkär, Tocharian B tarkär (cloud).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

derg

  1. red
    Synonyms: flann, rúad

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

Further reading[edit]

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

Zazaki[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Iranian *dr̥Hgáh, from Proto-Indo-European *dl̥h₁gʰós. Compare Avestan 𐬛𐬀𐬭𐬆𐬔𐬀 (darəga), Sanskrit दीर्घ (dīrgha).

Adjective[edit]

derg (comparative dehana derg, superlative zaf derg)

  1. long
  2. tall

Derived terms[edit]