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Old IrishEdit


Verbal noun of ad·gnin


aithgne (io-stem, genitive aichinte or aithennta, dative singular aithgniu)

  1. Verbal noun of ad·gnin.
  2. act of knowing, recognising, perceiving; knowledge, recognition, perception
    • c. 875, Milan Glosses on the Psalms, Ml. 42b13
      do aithgniu ┐ etarcnu dǽ treu
    • c. 800, Würzburg Glosses on the Pauline Epistles, Wb. 19d9
      ar is hé as eola fri aidgne ind athar
      glosses missit Deus Spiritum Filii sui in corda uestra
    1. (transferred meaning) characteristic by which something can be recognised
  3. coming to recognise, getting to know
  4. recognition (as in recognition of a poet by his patron), generosity


  • Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin [1] s.v. 2 aithne