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maighdeanas

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IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

from Old Irish maigdenas (maidenhead, virginity) (compare Manx moidynys, Scottish Gaelic maighdeannas); synchronically, maighdean +‎ -as.

NounEdit

maighdeanas m (genitive singular maighdeanais)

  1. maidenhood
    Synonyms: iníonacht, iníonas
  2. virginity
    Synonyms: ócht

DeclensionEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
maighdeanas mhaighdeanas not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit

  • "maighdeanas" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • maidenhood” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.
  • virginity” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.
  • maigdenas” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.