ainmhí

IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Irish ainmide (living creature, animal, beast, literally having the breath of life, animated), from Old Irish ainim(m) (soul, life).

NounEdit

ainmhí m (genitive singular ainmhí, nominative plural ainmhithe)

  1. animal
  2. brute, monster
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Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

AdjectiveEdit

ainmhí

  1. inflection of ainmheach:
    1. genitive singular feminine
    2. comparative degree
Alternative formsEdit

MutationEdit

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

Further readingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sjoestedt, M. L. (1931) Phonétique d’un parler irlandais de Kerry (in French), Paris: Librairie Ernest Leroux, page 31
  2. ^ Quiggin, E. C. (1906) A Dialect of Donegal, Cambridge University Press, page 36