-de

Cite this: eDIL s.v. -de or dil.ie/14793

-dae (-the, -thae), frequent adj. suffix, joined to sub- stantives and adjectives: maccdae, nemdae, dairde; beodae, nuaide; -te, -tae in connection with a preceding dental (including s: bástae, místae). -n-dae > -nna in Mid.-Ir.: gránna (LL) = grándae, daenna = dóindae, cranna = crann- dae. -l-dae > -lla: saegulla (LB) = saegoldae. -r-dae > mod. -ra: muinnterda > muinnteara (Kerry, Don.), danarda: danara, corporda: corpora, mesarde: measara, fescorda: feascara, written -dha; cf. Quiggin, p. 47 .—The -dha of Oir. imdae is now in Don. -ī, in Munster and Connaught closed ō ('mó); in a number of words -de appears as mod. -ga: diade, mod. diaga (Munster, Conn., Don.); cróde: cróga (Munst., Don.); dorrdha (Keat.): dorga (Don.) &c.—Super- seded by competing suffixes such as -ach and -aṁail.