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IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish maith (compare Scottish Gaelic math and Manx mie), from Proto-Celtic *matis (compare Welsh and Breton mad, Cornish mas).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

maith ‎(genitive singular masculine maith, genitive singular feminine maithe, plural maithe, comparative fearr)

  1. good

Usage notesEdit

Takes the adverbial construction go maith when used predicatively after a form of :

  • Tá an anraith seo go maith.‎ ― This soup is good.

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

maith f ‎(genitive singular maithe, nominative plural maithe)

  1. good, goodness

DeclensionEdit

VerbEdit

maith ‎(present analytic maitheann, future analytic maithfidh, verbal noun maitheamh, past participle maite)

  1. forgive, pardon

InflectionEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
maith mhaith unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

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

Scottish GaelicEdit

VerbEdit

maith ‎(past mhaith, future maithidh, verbal noun mathadh, past participle maithte)

  1. Alternative form of math

NounEdit

maith m

  1. genitive singular of math