gait

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English gate (way), from Old Norse gata (road), from Proto-Germanic *gatwǭ. Compare gate.

Noun[edit]

gait (plural gaits)

  1. Manner of walking or stepping; bearing or carriage while moving.
    Carrying a heavy suitcase, he had a lopsided gait.
  2. (horses) One of the different ways in which a horse can move, either naturally or as a result of training.
Translations[edit]
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Verb[edit]

gait (third-person singular simple present gaits, present participle gaiting, simple past and past participle gaited)

  1. To teach a specific gait to a horse.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

gait (plural gaits)

  1. (Britain, dialect) A sheaf of corn.
  2. (Britain, dialect) A charge for pasturage.

Anagrams[edit]


Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

gait

  1. (rare) Alternative form of gate (way)

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Matasović derives this from Proto-Celtic *gozdis, a variant of *gostis, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰóstis (stranger). The irregular vowel change is a dissimilation from got (stammering).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gait f (genitive gaite, nominative plural gata)

  1. verbal noun of gataid: theft

Inflection[edit]

Feminine ā-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative gaitL gaitL gataH
Vocative gaitL gaitL gataH
Accusative gaitN gaitL gataH
Genitive gaiteH gaitL gaitN
Dative gaitL gataib gataib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Mutation[edit]

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

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009), “*gazdo-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 155

Scots[edit]

Noun[edit]

gait (plural gaits)

  1. goat
  2. Alternative form of gate (way)

Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

gait

  1. Soft mutation of cait.