ainnir

IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish ainder ‎(non-virgin, married woman; virgin, maiden).

NounEdit

ainnir f ‎(genitive singular ainnire, nominative plural ainnireacha)

  1. (poetic) girl, maiden, lass; young woman

DeclensionEdit

MutationEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  • "ainnir" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • ainder” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Scottish GaelicEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish ainder ‎(non-virgin, married woman; virgin, maiden).

NounEdit

ainnir f ‎(genitive singular ainnire, plural ainnirean)

  1. maiden, virgin
  2. nymph
  3. marriageable woman
  4. young woman

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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