Brigit

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Old Irish

Etymology

From Proto-Celtic *Brigantī (high, exalted).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbʲrʲiɣʲidʲ/

Proper noun

Brigit f (genitive Brigti or Brigiti)

  1. (Irish mythology) The goddess of the Sacred Flame of Kildare and the patron goddess of the Druids. Daughter of the Dagdae of the Túatha Dé Danann.
  2. (Christianity) Brigid of Kildare (c. 451–521), an Irish saint partly confused with the goddess.
  3. A female given name, equivalent to English Bridget

Descendants

Mutation

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
Brigit Brigit
pronounced with /v(ʲ)-/
mBrigit
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.