See also: ânios and a-nìos

Irish edit

Etymology edit

From Old Irish anís, from an- + ís.[1]

Pronunciation edit

Adverb edit


  1. up, upwards (from a low position to a higher one), from below
  2. from the north
  3. from a country district, lesser town or centre

Usage notes edit

Aníos implies upward movement toward the speaker (or some contextually relevant reference point); it contrasts with suas, which implies upward movement away from the speaker (or reference point).

Derived terms edit

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ G. Toner, M. Ní Mhaonaigh, S. Arbuthnot, D. Wodtko, M.-L. Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “anís”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language
  2. ^ Sjoestedt, M. L. (1931) Phonétique d’un parler irlandais de Kerry (in French), Paris: Librairie Ernest Leroux, page 39
  3. ^ Quiggin, E. C. (1906) A Dialect of Donegal, Cambridge University Press, page 91

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