See also: nama, Nama, nāma, namā, namä, nämä, namą, and Nam Á

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

náma f (genitive singular námu, nominative plural námur)

  1. mine, pit
  2. quarry
  3. reservoir

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Middle IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish námae, from Proto-Celtic *nāmants, traditionally said to be from Proto-Indo-European *ne (not) + *h₂em- (love) (compare Latin amō), but as that verb root is not otherwise attested in Celtic, this may be a folk etymology.[1]

NounEdit

náma m (genitive námat, plural námait)

  1. enemy

DescendantsEdit

  • Irish: namhaid
  • Manx: noid
  • Scottish Gaelic: nàmhaid

Further readingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 283