fáith

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See also: faith and Faith

Old Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *wātis (compare Gaulish οὐάτεις ‎(ouateis), Welsh gwawd ‎(poem)), from Proto-Indo-European *wéh₂tis, from *weh₂t- ‎(possessed, excited) (compare Latin vātēs, Old English wōd ‎(inspiration)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fáith m ‎(i-stem, genitive fátho, plural fáithi)

  1. (paganism) seer, soothsayer
  2. (Christianity) prophet
    • 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. 13d23
      fírfidir a n-as·rubart in fáith
      what the prophet has said will be verified

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Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
fáith ḟáith fáith
pronounced with /v(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

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