Last modified on 29 August 2013, at 22:48
See also: IRS

LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Via some other European language (probably Germanic; cf. Old Norse írar, Old English Īras, German Ire), ultimately from Old Irish Ériu (Ireland) (Irish Éire).

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

īrs m (1st declension, feminine form: īriete)

  1. an Irishman
    tikties ar īriem — to meet with Irishmen
    īri ir viena no Eiropas nācijām, kas cēlusies no ķeltiem — the Irish are one of the nations of Europe that descend from the Celts
    Džordžs Bernards Šovs, pēc tautības īrs, dzimis Dublinā — George Bernard Shaw, by ethnicity an Irishman, was born in Dublin
  2. (genitive plural) Irish, pertaining to Ireland and its people
    īru valoda — the Irish language
    īru literatūraIrish literature

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