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IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish ainmm, from Primitive Irish ᚐᚅᚋ (anm), from Proto-Celtic *anman, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁nómn̥ (name).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ainm m, f (genitive singular ainm or ainme, nominative plural ainmneacha or ainmne or ainmneanna)

  1. name
  2. reputation
  3. (grammar) noun

DeclensionEdit

Alternative declension, feminine

Alternative plural forms: ainmne, ainmneanna

SynonymsEdit

Usage notesEdit

  • When applied to a person, ainm can signify either the whole name or specifically the first name, the word for surname being sloinne, hence the common phrase ainm agus sloinne (first name and last name). The terms ainm baiste (baptismal name) and céadainm (first name) can also be used to indicate the first name specifically as opposed to the surname.

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

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

Further readingEdit


Old IrishEdit

NounEdit

ainm n

  1. Alternative spelling of ainmm (name)

ReferencesEdit

  • ainmm” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Scottish GaelicEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish ainmm n, from Primitive Irish ᚐᚅᚋ (anm), from Proto-Celtic *anman, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁nómn̥ (name).

NounEdit

ainm m (genitive singular ainme, plural ainmean or ainmeannan)

  1. name

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, →ISBN
  • ainmm” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.