uisce

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Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish uisce, from Proto-Celtic *udenskyos, from Proto-Indo-European *wódr̥.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɪʃcɪ/, [ˈɪʃk̟ɪ]

Noun[edit]

uisce m (genitive singular uisce, nominative plural uiscí)

  1. water
    Synonym: dobhar
    2015, Proinsias Mac a' Bhaird, transl.; Maura McHugh, editor, Amhrán na Mara (fiction, paperback), Kilkenny, County Kilkenny; Howth, Dublin: Cartoon Saloon; Coiscéim, translation of Song of the Sea by Will Collins, →ISBN, page 2:
    Tá rónta ag bogadaíl ar bharr an uisce.
    Seals bob up and down in the water.

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: whiskey

Mutation[edit]

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

Further reading[edit]


Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *udenskyos, from Proto-Indo-European *wódr̥.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

uisce m

  1. water
    Synonym: dobur

Inflection[edit]

Masculine io-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative
Vocative
Accusative
Genitive
Dative
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
uisce unchanged n-uisce
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]