fo-

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish fo(under, beneath; about, around) (compare modern faoi), from Proto-Celtic *uɸo, from Proto-Indo-European *upo(under, up from under).

Prefix[edit]

fo-

  1. sub-, under-, hypo-, secondary, subsidiary
  2. minor, lesser; light, trivial
  3. odd, occasional

Derived terms[edit]


Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
fo- fho- bhfo-
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

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

Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From fo, from Old Irish fo(under, beneath; towards, into, through; throughout, over; on, about, around).

Prefix[edit]

fo-

  1. sub-, under-

Derived terms[edit]


Mutation[edit]

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
fo- o- vo-
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • fo, fa, fá” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Old Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *uɸo-. Prefix form of fo.

Prefix[edit]

fo-

  1. sub-, under-

Derived terms[edit]


Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

  • fo, fa, fá” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From fo, from Old Irish fo(under, beneath; towards, into, through; throughout, over; on, about, around).

Prefix[edit]

fo-

  1. sub-, under-, infra-

Derived terms[edit]


References[edit]

  • fo, fa, fá” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.