miotal

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish mital, mitall ‎(metal), a borrowing from Old French metal, from Latin metallum ‎(metal, mine, quarry, mineral), from Ancient Greek μέταλλον ‎(métallon, mine, quarry, metal).

Noun[edit]

miotal m ‎(genitive singular miotail, nominative plural miotail)

  1. metal
    1. hard, solid, material
  2. mettle, spirit; hardihood

Declension[edit]

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
miotal mhiotal unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • "miotal" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • mital(l)” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.