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IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish áithes, áthas ‎(sharpness, keenness; successful feat, exploit, victory; joy).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

áthas m ‎(genitive singular áthais)

  1. joy, gladness
    áthas ar an mbuachaill.
    The boy is glad.
  2. Alternative form of áitheas ‎(success, victory)

DeclensionEdit

Usage notesEdit

Used with the preposition ar ‎(on) to indicate "being glad" (see usage examples above).

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

  • áthasach ‎(glad, joyful; successful, victorious, adj)

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
áthas n-áthas háthas t-áthas
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  • áithes” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “áṫas” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • Franz Nikolaus Finck, 1899, Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, 19.
  • "áthas" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
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