mac tíre

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Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

mac tíre

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish macc tíre, corresponding to mac (son) +‎ tíre (genitive of tír (land)).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌmˠak ˈtʲiːɾʲə/

Noun[edit]

mac tíre m (genitive singular mic tíre, nominative plural mic tíre)

  1. wolf
    • 1958, in Celtica, volume 4, page 107:
      Ag rú<t> mac tíre tríotha [ag] rucam ráe?
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

Synonyms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
mac tíre mhac tíre not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • “mac tíre” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 2nd ed., 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • "mac" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • wolf” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.