From Old Irish cainnt (“speech, talk, conversation; act of speaking”).
caint f (genitive singular cainte, nominative plural cainteanna)
- talking (acting as a verbal noun for a verb with no finite forms)
Tá sé ag caint liom.
- He's talking to me
|Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.
- C. Marstrander, E. G. Quin et al., editors (1913–76), “cainnt”, in Dictionary of the Irish Language: Based Mainly on Old and Middle Irish Materials, Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, ISBN 9780901714299
- “cainnt” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1st ed., 1904, by Patrick S. Dinneen, page 106.
- "caint" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
- Entries containing “caint” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
- Entries containing “caint” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.
- “caint” at the Historical Irish Corpus, 1600–1926 of the Royal Irish Academy.