gáel

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See also: gael, Gael, and Gaël

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *gaylo- (compare Lithuanian gailùs (compassionate), Gothic 𐌲𐌰𐌹𐌻𐌾𐌰𐌽 (gailjan, gladden), German geil (wanton)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gáel m (genitive gaíl, nominative plural gáelta)

  1. relationship, kinship
  2. relative, kin

Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

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