flaith

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish flaith, from Proto-Celtic *wlatis(sovereignty).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fˠlˠah/, /fˠlˠa/
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Noun 1[edit]

flaith f ‎(genitive singular flaithe)

  1. (literary) lordship, sovereignty

Declension[edit]

Noun 2[edit]

flaith m ‎(genitive singular flatha, nominative plural flatha)

  1. ruler, prince; lord, chief

Declension[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
flaith fhlaith bhflaith
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • "flaith" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • 1 flaith” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *wlatis(sovereignty).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun 1[edit]

flaith f

  1. lordship, sovereignty, rule
  2. kingdom, realm (especially the Kingdom of Heaven)

Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Noun 2[edit]

flaith m

  1. prince, ruler

Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

  • 1 flaith” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.