uraigh

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Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ur- +‎ dubh ‎(black) +‎ aigh ‎(verbal suffix), a back-formation from the verbal noun, from Old Irish airdubad ‎(blackening, darkening; obscuring).

Verb[edit]

uraigh ‎(present analytic uraíonn, future analytic uróidh, verbal noun urú, past participle uraithe)

  1. (transitive) darken
  2. (transitive, phonology) eclipse

Conjugation[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

  • "uraigh" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • airdubad” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.