greimm

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Old Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *gremmen, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰrebʰ- (to grab).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

greimm n (genitive gremmae, nominative plural gremman)

  1. grasp, hold
  2. authority, power
  3. profit

Inflection[edit]

Neuter n-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative greimmN greimmN gremmanL
Vocative greimmN greimmN gremmanL
Accusative greimmN greimmN gremmanL
Genitive gremmae gremmanN gremmanN
Dative gremmaimL gremmanaib gremmanaib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Descendants[edit]

  • Irish: greim
  • Manx: greim
  • Scottish Gaelic: greim

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
greimm greimm
pronounced with /ɣ(ʲ)-/
ngreimm
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), “*gremmen-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, pages 167-168