líaig

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Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *lēgis, generally connected with Proto-Germanic *lēkijaz (doctor, physician).[1] See there for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

líaig m

  1. doctor, physician

Inflection[edit]

Masculine i-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative líaig líaigL legiH
Vocative líaig líaigL legiH
Accusative líaigN líaigL legiH
Genitive legoH, legaH legoH, legaH legeN
Dative líaigL legib legib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Descendants[edit]

  • Irish: lia
  • Scottish Gaelic: lèigh

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
líaig
also llíaig after a proclitic
líaig
pronounced with /l(ʲ)-/
unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013), “*lēkja-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 331