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IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Irish cóem, from Proto-Celtic *koimos (dear, nice), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱóymos (of the home, belonging to the family).

AdjectiveEdit

caomh (genitive singular masculine caoimh, genitive singular feminine caoimhe, plural caomha, comparative caoimhe)

  1. dear, gentle
  2. mild, pleasant
  3. lovely, smooth
    Synonym: caomhdha
DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit
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Etymology 2Edit

From Old Irish cáem (friend, relation; comrade; noble, aristocrat; fair or beautiful object or person).

NounEdit

caomh m (genitive singular caoimh, nominative plural caoimh) (literary)

  1. dear one, companion
  2. gentle, noble person
DeclensionEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
caomh chaomh gcaomh
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit


Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish cóem, from Proto-Celtic *koimos (dear, nice), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱóymos (of the home, belonging to the family).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

caomh (comparative caoimhe)

  1. kind, meek, gracious, gentle, mild
  2. emollient
  3. tender
  4. dear, beloved
  5. bland

NounEdit

caomh m (genitive singular caoimh, plural caoimh)

  1. kindness, gentleness, friendship, hospitality
  2. friend
  3. beloved object
  4. (rare) feast

MutationEdit

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
caomh chaomh
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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