tír

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish tír, from Proto-Celtic *tīros, from Proto-Indo-European *ters- (dry), i.e. ‘dry land’ as opposed to lake or sea. Cognates include English thirst, Latin terra.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tír f, m (genitive singular tíre, nominative plural tíortha)

  1. land, country
    1. state, nation
    2. region, district, territory; people of country
    3. rural district(s)
    4. land (as opposed to sea)

Declension[edit]

  • Alternative plural: tíreacha (Cois Fharraige)

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
tír thír dtír
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • 1 tír” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • "tír" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.

References[edit]

  • “tír” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *tīros, from Proto-Indo-European *ters- (dry), i.e. ‘dry land’ as opposed to lake or sea. Cognates include English thirst, Latin terra.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tír n (genitive tíre, nominative plural tíre)

  1. land, country, territory, ground

Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
tír thír tír
pronounced with /d(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

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