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IrishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish ainder(non-virgin, married woman; virgin, maiden), from Proto-Celtic *anderā.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Aran) IPA(key): /ˈæn̠ʲəɾˠ/ (corresponding to alternative form ainnear)

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 unchanged
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.
  • “ainnir” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • Franz Nikolaus Finck, 1899, Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, 25.

Scottish GaelicEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish ainder(non-virgin, married woman; virgin, maiden), from Proto-Celtic *anderā.

NounEdit

ainnir f ‎(genitive singular ainnire, plural ainnirean)

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

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ReferencesEdit