iath

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish íath (grassland), from Proto-Celtic *ɸētu, from Proto-Indo-European *peyH-tu- (rich grassland, prairy), an extension of *peyH- (fat, milk).[1] Compare Ancient Greek πόα (póa, fodder).

Noun[edit]

iath f (genitive singular iaithe, nominative plural iatha)

  1. (literary) land, meadow
  2. (literary) estate, territory, country

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Ranko Matasović (2009), “*fētu”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic[1] (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 129

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Verb[edit]

iath (past dh'iath, future iathaidh, verbal noun iathadh, past participle iadhte)

  1. Alternative form of iadh