droichead

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Irish[edit]

droichead

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish drochet, from droch ‎(wheel) + sét ‎(path).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈd̪ˠɾˠɛçəd̪ˠ/
  • (Aran) IPA(key): /ˈd̪ˠɾˠɛhəd̪ˠ/, /ˈd̪ˠɾˠeːd̪ˠ/
  • (Cois Fharraige) IPA(key): /ˈd̪ˠɾˠeːd̪ˠ/, /ˈd̪ˠɾˠəid̪ˠ/

Noun[edit]

droichead m ‎(genitive singular droichid, nominative plural droichid)

  1. (architecture, nautical, music) bridge
    • 1899, Franz Nikolaus Finck, Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, p. 70:
      vī mē mə hȧsə ŕ n̥ drehəd.
      conventional orthography: Bhí mé i mo sheasamh ar an droichead.
      I was standing on the bridge.

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
droichead dhroichead ndroichead
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • drochet” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “droiċead” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • "droichead" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.