saírse

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Middle Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish saírse

Noun[edit]

saírse m or n or f

  1. craftsmanship
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish soíre, modified to match with Etymology 1

Noun[edit]

saírse f

  1. liberty, freedom
  2. exception, immunity
Synonyms[edit]
Related terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Irish: saoirse
  • Manx: seyrsnys
  • Scottish Gaelic: saorsa

Etymology 3[edit]

Borrowed from Middle English searce.

Noun[edit]

saírse ?

  1. sieve

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From sáer (craftsman)

Noun[edit]

saírse m or n

  1. craftsmanship

Inflection[edit]

Masculine io-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative saírse saírseL saírsiL
Vocative saírsi saírseL saírsiu
Accusative saírseN saírseL saírsiuH
Genitive saírsiL saírseL saírseN
Dative saírsiuL saírsib saírsib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization
Neuter io-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative saírse saírseL saírseL
Vocative saírsi saírseL saírseL
Accusative saírse saírseL saírseL
Genitive saírsiL saírseL saírseN
Dative saírsiuL saírsib saírsib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
saírse ṡaírse unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.