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 ‎(genitive singular tíre, nominative plural tíortha)

  1. land, country, nation

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.

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.

Noun[edit]

tír n

  1. land, country, territory, ground

Descendants[edit]