See also: áithis and aiþis

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IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish aithis ‎(reproach; disgrace).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

aithis f ‎(genitive singular aithise, nominative plural aithisí)

  1. reproach
  2. shame, disgrace
  3. (uncountable) sarcasm
    • 1899, Franz Nikolaus Finck, Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, p. 21:
      əs bĭøg mə jŕān əŕ ə dinə šin, mar tā šē l̄ān g æhəš.
      conventional orthography: Is beag mo ghreann ar an duine sin, mar atá sé lán d’aithis.
      I have little love for that person, because he’s full of sarcasm.

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  • aithis” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “aiṫis” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • "aithis" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
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