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IrishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ainnir f (genitive singular ainnire, nominative plural ainnireacha)

  1. (poetic) girl, maiden, lass; young woman
    Synonyms: bruinneall, cailín óg, ógbhean
  2. attractive woman
    Synonyms: , bruinneall, spéirbhean, spéirbhruinneall

DeclensionEdit

MutationEdit

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

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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

SynonymsEdit

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