uath

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See also: uath-, úath, and fuath

Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish úath (fear, horror, terror; a horrible or terrible thing, horrible creature, spectre, phantom).

Noun[edit]

uath m (genitive singular uatha)

  1. (literary) horrible thing, horror
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish úath (whitethorn; the name of the letter H).

Noun[edit]

uath m (genitive singular uatha, nominative plural uatha)

  1. (literary) whitethorn
  2. name of the Ogham letter (h)
Declension[edit]
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

uath m (genitive singular uatha, nominative plural uathanna)

  1. Alternative form of fuath (form, shape; phantom, spectre)
Declension[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

Noun[edit]

uath m (genitive singular uatha)

  1. Alternative form of fuath (hate, hatred)
Declension[edit]

Etymology 5[edit]

Adjective[edit]

uath

  1. Alternative form of uafar (dreadful, horrible)

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
uath n-uath huath t-uath
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • "uath" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • 1 úath” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • 3 úath” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “uath” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.