grían

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Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *grēnā (*greinā?). Further etymology uncertain. Possibly from Proto-Indo-European *gʷʰer- ‎(to be warm, hot).[1]

Matasović reconstructs Proto-Celtic *gʷrensnā, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷʰrenso- ‎(warm) (> Sanskrit ghraṃsá- "heat of the sun" and Proto-Celtic *gʷrenso- > Middle Welsh gwres "heat (of the sun, fire)", compare also Proto-Celtic *gʷrīns, whence derived *gʷrīnsā > Old Irish grís "heat (of the sun), fire, embers").

Noun[edit]

grían f

  1. sun

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

  • grían” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  1. ^ Nikolaev, Alexander (Fall/Winter 2009), “The Germanic word for ‘sword’ and delocatival derivation in Proto-Indo-European”, in The Journal of Indo-European Studies[1] (PDF), volume 37, issue 3/4, page 478