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IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish feidm(effort), from Proto-Celtic *wedes-men-(need-service), from Proto-Indo-European *wed-. Compare Scottish Gaelic feum.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

feidhm f ‎(genitive singular feidhme, nominative plural feidhmeanna)

  1. use, application
  2. service
  3. function
  4. business, affair
  5. effect, effectiveness
  6. need, necessity
    Níl feidhm é sin a dhéanamh.
    There’s no need to do that.

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MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
feidhm fheidhm bhfeidhm
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  • "feidhm" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • feidm” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.