- the Irish language before c900. Abbreviation: OIr
Origin of Old Irish
First recorded in 1885–90
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The language of the Triads may be described as late Old-Irish.
In slender io-stems the dative singular in Old-Irish ends in -iu.
Druimm is an i-stem in Old-Irish, but in the later language passes into an n-stem.
- the Celtic language of Ireland up to about 900 ad, introduced to Scotland by Irish settlers about 500 a.d
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