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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.