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NounEdit

naoi

  1. plural of naos

AnagramsEdit


IrishEdit

Irish cardinal numbers
 <  8 9 10  > 
    Cardinal : naoi
    Ordinal : naoú
    Personal : naonúr

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish noí (compare Manx nuy), from Proto-Celtic *nawan (compare Welsh naw, Breton nav), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁néwn̥.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /n̪ˠiː/
  • (file)
  • Homophone: naí

NumeralEdit

naoi (triggers eclipsis)

  1. nine

Usage notesEdit

  • May be used with nouns in both the singular and plural; triggers eclipsis:
  • naoi gcatnine cats
  • naoi dtroithenine feet
  • naoi n-uairenine times
  • When used with the definite article, the definite article is always in the plural. When used with nouns modified by adjectives, the adjective is also in the plural and is always lenited after nouns in the singular but only lenites after nouns in the plural when they end in slender consonants:
  • naoi gcapall bhánanine white horses
  • na naoi n-eaglais mhórathe nine big churches
But:
  • naoi gcapaill bhánanine white horses
  • na naoi n-eaglaisí mórathe nine big churches
  • With personal nouns, the personal form naonúr is used.

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

Scottish GaelicEdit

Scottish Gaelic cardinal numbers
 <  8 9 10  > 
    Cardinal : naoi
    Ordinal : naoidheamh

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish noí, from Proto-Celtic *nawan, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁néwn̥.

PronunciationEdit

NumeralEdit

naoi

  1. (cardinal) nine

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, →ISBN
  • noí” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.