frisgair

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Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From frith- +‎ gairid.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

fris·gair (verbal noun frecrae)

  1. to answer, to reply
    • c. 895–901, Vita tripartita Sancti Patricii, published in The tripartite Life of Patrick: with other documents relating to that saint (1887, Eyre and Spottiswoode), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes, vol. I, p. 28, line 18
      Fris·rograt ind óclach ocus is éd ro·rádi: "Óa damsa sin," ol ind óclach.
      The young man answered and this is what he said: "[That old woman Patrick saw earlier is] a granddaughter of mine."

Inflection[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Irish: freagair
  • Manx: freggyr
  • Scottish Gaelic: freagair

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
fris·gair fris·gair
pronounced with /-ɣ(ʲ)-/
fris·ngair
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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