nathair

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish nathir, from Proto-Celtic *natrixs (compare Welsh neidr, Breton naer), from Proto-Indo-European *nh₁trih₂, from *snéh₁- (to spin, twist) (compare English adder, Latin natrīx (water snake)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nathair f (genitive singular nathrach, nominative plural nathracha)

  1. snake

Declension[edit]


Old Irish[edit]

Noun[edit]

nathair f

  1. Alternative spelling of nathir

Mutation[edit]

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

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish nathir, from Proto-Celtic *natrixs (compare Welsh neidr, Breton naer), from Proto-Indo-European *nh₁trih₂, from *snéh₁- (to spin, twist) (compare snìomh, English adder, Latin natrīx (water snake)). Related to snàth (thread), snàthad (needle).

Noun[edit]

nathair f (genitive singular nathrach, plural nathraichean)

  1. A snake, serpent, or adder