turtar

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Etymology[edit]

Modification of Middle English tortou, tortu, from Old French tortüe (under the influence of Old Irish turtur (turtledove)), from Medieval Latin tortūca (also the source of toirtís), probably from the feminine of Late Latin tartarucchus or tartarūchus, a mythological spirit of Greek origin, from Ancient Greek ταρταροῦχος (tartaroûkhos), from Τάρταρος (Tártaros).

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Noun[edit]

turtar m (genitive singular turtair, nominative plural turtair)

  1. turtle (land or marine reptile with a shell)

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
turtar thurtar dturtar
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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