tairne

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Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish tairnge, from Proto-Celtic *tarankyos (nail), from Proto-Indo-European *terh₁- (to drill, rub).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tairne m (genitive singular tairne, nominative plural tairní)

  1. nail (spike-shaped metal fastener)

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
tairne thairne dtairne
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

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

References[edit]

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