piuthar

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from Old Irish fiur, phiur, lenited form of siur, from Proto-Celtic *swesūr, from Proto-Indo-European *swésōr. Old Irish s, when from Primitive Irish *sɸ- (from Proto-Celtic *sw- and *sp-), was lenited as /ɸ/ (spelled <ph> or <f>), but Old Irish s, when not from Primitive Irish *sɸ (< *sw-/*sp-), was lenited as /h/, i.e. */sɸ/ > /s/, but /hɸ/ > /ɸ/.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

piuthar f (genitive singular peathar, plural peathraichean)

  1. sister, female sibling

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
piuthar phiuthar
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.