See also: a-mhàin

Irish edit

Etymology edit

From Middle Irish amáin, from Old Irish nammá (only, merely), a petrified phrase derived from a negated form of (more) (a comparative form of mór, már (great)), thus not more.

Pronunciation edit

Adverb edit


  1. one
    Synonym: aon
    capall amháinone horse
  2. only
    mise amháinonly me
  3. the same (after aon + noun)
    Tá siad ina gcónaí san aon teach amháin.
    They live in the same house

Derived terms edit

Mutation edit

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

References edit

  1. ^ Sjoestedt, M. L. (1931) Phonétique d’un parler irlandais de Kerry (in French), Paris: Librairie Ernest Leroux, page 29
  2. ^ Finck, F. N. (1899) Die araner mundart (in German), volume II, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, page 100
  3. ^ Quiggin, E. C. (1906) A Dialect of Donegal, Cambridge University Press, page 93

Further reading edit