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Old Irish[edit]

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From ess- +‎ éirge, a calque of Latin resurrectiō, itself a calque of Ancient Greek ἀνάστασις (anástasis).



esséirge n (genitive esséirgi)

  1. resurrection
    • 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. 3c2
      tri chretim i nÍsu ꝉ isin beothu i táa Ísu íar n-esséirgu
      through belief in Jesus or in the life in which Jesus is after resurrection


Neuter io-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative esséirge
Vocative esséirgi
Accusative esséirge
Genitive esséirgiL
Dative esséirgiuL, esséirguL
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization



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

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