McCone (Kim): Old Irish con-dieig ‘asks, seeks’, verbal noun cuin(d)gid: a problem of syncope and verbal composition.
In Éigse 28 (1995), pp. 156–159.
Argues that the verbal noun and the prototonic forms of con-dieig are historically irregular; shown to be a post-syncope compound of unattested *de-saig with com, on which the normal syncope pattern was applied. Also on Middle Irish simplification of old compound verbs.



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