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T%C3%BAath
See also: tuath and Tuath

Old Irish

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Proto-Celtic *tout?, from Proto-Indo-European *tewtéh?.

Noun

túath f (genitive túaithe, nominative plural túatha)

  1. tribe
  2. laity
  3. people
  4. tribal territory
Declension
Feminine ?-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative túathL túaithL túathaH
Vocative túathL túaithL túathaH
Accusative túaithN túaithL túathaH
Genitive túaitheH túathL túathN
Dative túaithL túathaib túathaib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization
Descendants
  • Irish: tuath
  • Manx: theay
  • Scottish Gaelic: tuath

Etymology 2

From Proto-Celtic *tousto- ("left").

Noun

túath m

  1. north
  2. left
Descendants

Mutation

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

Further reading


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