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See also: Caint and cain't

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EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish cainnt (speech, talk, conversation; act of speaking).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

caint f (genitive singular cainte, nominative plural cainteanna)

  1. speech
  2. talking (acting as a verbal noun for a verb with no finite forms)
    Tá sé ag caint liom.
    He's talking to me

DeclensionEdit

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MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
caint chaint gcaint
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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