druí

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Old Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • druï (disyllabic in early poetry)

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *druwits (tree-knower), from Proto-Indo-European *dóru (tree) + *weyd- (to know).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

druí m (genitive druad, nominative plural druíd)

  1. druid, sorcerer

Inflection[edit]

Masculine d-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
druí druí
pronounced with /ð(ʲ)-/
ndruí
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

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