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Old Irish[edit]



ellach m (genitive ellaig)

  1. verbal noun of in·loing
  2. joining, union
    • c. 800, Würzburg Glosses on the Pauline Epistles, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1987, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. I, pp. 499–712, Wb. 19c20
      Má nudub·feil i n‑ellug coirp Críst, adib cland Abrache amal ṡodin, et it sib ata chomarpi Abracham.
      If you pl are in the union of the body of Christ, you are Abraham’s children in that case, and it is you who are Abraham’s heirs.


Masculine o-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative ellach
Vocative ellaig
Accusative ellachN
Genitive ellaigL
Dative elluchL, ellugL
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization


Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
ellach unchanged n-ellach
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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