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IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Irish gáeth, from Old Irish gaíth, from Proto-Celtic *gaytā.

NounEdit

gaoth f (genitive singular gaoithe, nominative plural gaotha)

  1. wind, a breeze
    • "Sigma", by Secret Garden
      ’S í an ghaoth do ghuth,
      ’s í an bháisteach do dheora...
      The wind is thy voice,
      the rain is thy tears...
    1. empty talk, bombast
    2. flatulence
    3. hint, suggestion
    1. air
    2. (literary) breath
DeclensionEdit
  • Alternative plural: gaothanna (Cois Fharraige)
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Irish gáeth (the sea, a stream, an estuary).

NounEdit

gaoth m (genitive singular gaoith, nominative plural gaotha)

  1. inlet of sea, estuary
DeclensionEdit
  • Alternative genitive singular: gaotha
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

From Old Irish gáeth, gáith (wise, intelligent, shrewd; skilful, adjective).

AdjectiveEdit

gaoth (genitive singular masculine gaoith, genitive singular feminine gaoithe, plural gaotha, comparative gaoithe)

  1. (literary) wise, sagacious, shrewd, intelligent
DeclensionEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
gaoth ghaoth ngaoth
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit


Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Irish gáeth, from Old Irish gaíth, from Proto-Celtic *gaytā, *gaito-, from Proto-Indo-European *ghai, *ghei, *ghi (drive, storm).

NounEdit

gaoth f (genitive singular gaoithe, plural gaothan)

  1. wind
    Tha a' ghaoth ag èiridh.The wind is rising.
  2. (vulgar) flatulence

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit