túath

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See also: tuath and Tuath

Old Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *toutā, from Proto-Indo-European *tewtéh₂.

Noun[edit]

túath f (genitive túaithe, nominative plural túatha)

  1. tribe
  2. laity
  3. people
  4. tribal territory
Declension[edit]
Feminine ā-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative túathL túaithL túatha
Vocative túathL túaithL túatha
Accusative túaithN túaithL túatha
Genitive túaithe túathL túathN
Dative túaithL túathaib túathaib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *tousto- (left).

Noun[edit]

túath m

  1. north
  2. left
Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

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