raithnech

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Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *ɸratinākā, a derivative of Proto-Celtic *ɸratis (compare Middle Irish raith, Welsh rhedyn), from Proto-Indo-European *perHt- (compare Greek φτέρη ‎(ftéri), Lithuanian papártis).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

raithnech f ‎(genitive raithnige, no plural)

  1. fern, bracken

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

  • raithnech” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.