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claí

IrishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Originally a variant form of cladh, from Old Irish clad (ditch, trench).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /klˠiː/
  • (Cois Fharraige) IPA(key): /klˠəi/ (associated with the spelling cladh)

NounEdit

claí m (genitive claí, plural claíocha)

  1. dry-stone wall
  2. ditch, dike

DeclensionEdit

  • Alternative plural: claíonna (Cois Fharraige)

SynonymsEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
claí chlaí gclaí
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  • "claide" in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “claiḋe” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • "claí" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.