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EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish adall (passing visit, chance meeting).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

adhall m (genitive singular adhaill)

  1. heat (condition where a mammal is aroused sexually or where it is especially fertile and therefore eager to mate) (used primarily of dogs)
    • 1899, Franz Nikolaus Finck, Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, p. 4:
      ʒā ȷȧgəx aiəl̄ əŕ ə mitš ə n-ām, vērət šī kuən əníš.
      conventional orthography:
      Dá dtagadh adhall ar an mbitch in am, bhéarfadh sí cuain anois.
      If the bitch had come into heat in time, she’d have a litter now.
    • 1899, Franz Nikolaus Finck, Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, p. 4:
      aiəl̄ əŕ ə mitš. tā n vitš fȳ aiəl̥̄.
      conventional orthography:
      adhall ar an mbitch. / Tá an bhitch faoi adhall.
      The bitch is in heat.

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

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

Further readingEdit

  • "adhall" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • 1 adall” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “aḋall” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1st ed., 1904, by Patrick S. Dinneen, page 4.
  • “adhall” at the Historical Irish Corpus, 1600–1926 of the Royal Irish Academy.
  • Entries containing “adhall” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “adhall” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.