macc

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Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Primitive Irish ᚋᚐᚊᚊᚔ ‎(maqqi, genitive), from Proto-Celtic *makkʷos, a variant of *makʷos ‎(son), (compare Welsh mab, Gaulish mapos, Maponos), perhaps, from Proto-Indo-European *meh₂ḱ- ‎(long, thin) (compare Ancient Greek μακρός ‎(makrós, long), Latin macer ‎(thin).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

macc m

  1. son
  2. bond
  3. surety

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ An Etymological Lexicon of Proto-Celtic. Retrieved 2009-09-13.
  • 1 mac, macc” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.