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From Old Irish ingnad, from Proto-Celtic *angnātos (unknown, obscure).



ionadh m (genitive singular ionaidh, nominative plural ionaí)

  1. surprise, wonder
    Níl ionadh orm.
    I’m not surprised.
    Is ionadh liom.
    I am surprised
    • 1939, Peig Sayers, “Inghean an Cheannaidhe”, printed in Marie-Louise Sjoestedt, Description d’un parler irlandais de Kerry, Bibliothèque de l'École des Hautes Études 270. Paris: Librairie Honoré Champion, p. 194:
      Do bhíodar sé mhí gan fille, agus nuair a chonaic Máire an t-árthach ag teacht chun cuain, bhí sceitimíní ar a croidhe le lúthgháir agus le h-áthas, ní nárbh’ iongnadh.
      They were [away] six months without returning, and when Máire saw the vessel coming to port, her heart had raptures of gladness and joy, which was not a surprise.
    Synonym: iontas


Derived termsEdit


Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
ionadh n-ionadh hionadh t-ionadh
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.