Greek (s)tegos “roof”, Old Irish teg, Clare Irish [tʹe’] “house”: a stratified reappraisal of “house” in pan-Gaelic

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

116 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

This article looks at Common Celtic *tegos ‘house’ (cognate with Ancient Greek (s)tegos ‘roof’) in Continental and Insular Celtic sources over a span of some two millennia. It is discovered that the only modern Celtic-speaking areas to preserve the Old Irish nominative singular teg ‘house’ were the dialects of Clare and Tipperary - where teh survived (a form yet to be identified until these findings were published).
The survival of multiple by-forms such as teagh, teach,tigh, toigh ‘house’ in the medieval bardic Irish Grammtical Tracts show the uniqueness of this body of grammatical material in a European context, as it catered for the dialectal rather than insisting on a centralised form.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMélanges en l'honneur de Pierre-Yves Lambert
EditorsGuilliam Oudaer, Gaël Hily , Herve Le Bihan
Place of PublicationRann ar Brezhoneg Skol-Veur Roazhon-2 Plasenn Recteur ar Moal CS 24307 35043 ROAZHON Cedex
PublisherUniversité de Bretagne Occidentale
Chapter16
Pages139-183
ISBN (Print)978-2917681275
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2015

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Greek (s)tegos “roof”, Old Irish teg, Clare Irish [tʹe’] “house”: a stratified reappraisal of “house” in pan-Gaelic'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Hughes, A. J. (2015). Greek (s)tegos “roof”, Old Irish teg, Clare Irish [tʹe’] “house”: a stratified reappraisal of “house” in pan-Gaelic. In G. Oudaer, G. Hily , & H. Le Bihan (Eds.), Mélanges en l'honneur de Pierre-Yves Lambert (pp. 139-183 ). Université de Bretagne Occidentale.