eiteach

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Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish ettech, ittech (winged; having fins; having wing-like appendages; flying, fluttering”), by extension, ‎(“wings, fins), from ette (wing, pinion; fin; feather, plume); synchronically, eite (wing; pinion; wing feather; fin) +‎ -ach.

Adjective[edit]

eiteach (genitive singular masculine eitigh, genitive singular feminine eití, plural eiteacha, not comparable)

  1. winged; pennate, plumed, feathered
  2. finned
Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

eiteach m (genitive singular eitigh)

  1. wings; plumes, feathers
  2. fins
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Irish eitech (refusal, refusing), verbal noun of Old Irish as·toing (refuses, literally swears away from, removes by oath).

Noun[edit]

eiteach m (genitive singular eitigh)

  1. verbal noun of eitigh
  2. refusal
Declension[edit]
Alternative forms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

  • "eiteach" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • ettech, ittech” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • as·toing” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.