Last modified on 21 March 2015, at 11:54

maith

IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

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 maithe, 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.

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