taís

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Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *taistos. Cognate with Proto-Slavic *těsto and its descendants.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

taís (gender unknown, genitive unattested)

  1. (hapax) dough
    • c. 800–825, Diarmait, Milan Glosses on the Psalms, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1987, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. I, pp. 7–483, Ml. 140b4
      .i. cid cré cid táis rl.
      i.e. whether clay or dough, etc.

Inflection[edit]

The word's inflection is generally taken to be an o-stem of unknown gender. However, the exact Slavic cognate is neuter.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle Irish: tóes, táes

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
taís thaís taís
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. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009), “*taysto-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 374

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