tengae

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Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *tangʷāt- (compare Welsh tafod), from Proto-Indo-European *dn̥ǵʰwéh₂s ‎(tongue, speech, language)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tengae f ‎(genitive tengad, nominative plural tengaid)

  1. tongue
  2. language

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

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