goirt

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Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish goirt (bitter, sour, salt, sharp, keen).[2]

Adjective[edit]

goirt (genitive singular feminine goirte, plural goirte, comparative goirte)

  1. salty, bitter, brackish
  2. painful
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Noun[edit]

goirt m

  1. inflection of gort:
    1. vocative/genitive singular
    2. nominative/dative plural

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
goirt ghoirt ngoirt
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sjoestedt, M. L. (1931) Phonétique d’un parler irlandais de Kerry (in French), Paris: Librairie Ernest Leroux, page 21
  2. ^ G. Toner, M. Ní Mhaonaigh, S. Arbuthnot, D. Wodtko, M.-L. Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “goirt”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language

Further reading[edit]

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *gʷereti, possibly from Proto-Indo-European *gʷorti-, a variant of *gʷʰer- (warm, hot), if the meaning developed from "hot."[1] MacBain prefers a derivation from *ǵʰers- (to bristle).[2] Both roots have compared to German garstig (nasty, rude).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

goirt

  1. bitter, sour, salt, sharp, keen
  2. hungry, starved

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Irish: goirt
  • Manx: gort
  • Scottish Gaelic: goirt

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009), “gʷero”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 146
  2. ^ MacBain, Alexander; Mackay, Eneas (1911), “goirt”, in An Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language, Stirling, →ISBN

Further reading[edit]

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish goirt (bitter, sour, salt, sharp, keen).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

goirt (comparative goirte)

  1. sore
  2. sour, tart, acidulous
  3. stale

Derived terms[edit]