séimhigh

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish séimigidir (thins, attenuates, lessens, reduces; smooths, softens), from séim (slender, thin, narrow, slight; smooth).

Verb[edit]

séimhigh (present analytic séimhíonn, future analytic séimheoidh, verbal noun séimhiú, past participle séimhithe)

  1. (literary) to thin, attenuate
  2. to make, become mild; to mellow
  3. (phonology) to lenite

Conjugation[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
séimhigh shéimhigh
after "an", tséimhigh
unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.