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Alternative forms[edit]


From Old Irish Ériu, from Proto-Celtic *ɸīwerjō (compare Middle Welsh Iwerd (Irish Sea)), from Proto-Indo-European *piHweryon-, likely related to *piHwer- (fat) (compare Ancient Greek πίειρα (píeira, fertile), Sanskrit पीवरी (pīvarī, fat, rich)).


Proper noun[edit]

Éire f

  1. Ireland (both the island and the republic)


Fifth declension

Bare forms

Case Singular
Nominative Éire
Vocative a Éire
Genitive Éireann
Dative Éirinn

Forms with the definite article

Case Singular
Nominative not used
Genitive na hÉireann
Dative not used


Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
Éire nÉire hÉire tÉire
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Usage notes[edit]

Éire is one of the few nouns in Irish with a distinct dative case in the standard language.

Derived terms[edit]