eachmairt

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish echmairt, a derived form of Old Irish ech (horse).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

eachmairt f (genitive singular eachmairte)

  1. copulation (between horses)
  2. heat (condition where a mammal is aroused sexually or where it is especially fertile) (in mares)
    • 1899, Franz Nikolaus Finck, Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, p. 22:
      ȧxmŕ̥c əŕ ə l̄āŕ. tā n l̄āŕ fȳ ȧxmŕ̥c.
      conventional orthography: eachmairt ar an láir./Tá an láir faoi eachmairt.
      The mare is in heat.

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
eachmairt n-eachmairt heachmairt t-eachmairt
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • ech” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “eaċmairt” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 2nd ed., 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • "eachmairt" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.