talam

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See also: tālam and tālām

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *talamū, from Proto-Indo-European *tl̥-mon-, root *tel-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

talam m ‎(genitive talman, nominative plural talmain)

  1. earth, (dry) land
  2. land, country
  3. (element) earth
  4. earth, soil, dirt, clay

Declension[edit]

Masculine n-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative talam talmainL talmain
Vocative talam talmainL talmanaH
Accusative talmainN talmainL talmanaH
Genitive talman talmanL talmanN
Dative talmainL talmanaib talmanaib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

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