IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From earlier -aidhe, originally the Old Irish accusative and vocative plural ending of d-stem nouns. For example Old Irish arae, plural arada.

Alternative formsEdit

SuffixEdit

-aí

  1. Ending of the plural of certain nouns.
    beannacht (blessing, greeting) + ‎-aí → ‎beannachtaí
    gnólacht (commercial firm) + ‎-aí → ‎gnólachtaí

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Irish -id, from Proto-Celtic *-īti from Proto-Indo-European *-éyeti.

Alternative formsEdit

SuffixEdit

-aí m

  1. Agent suffix
    roth (wheel) + ‎-aí → ‎rothaí (cyclist)
DeclensionEdit
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Etymology 3Edit

From Old Irish -ide, variant form of -de used after a syncopated vowel.

Alternative formsEdit

SuffixEdit

-aí

  1. Added to nouns to form adjectives.
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