abhainn

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Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish aub, from Proto-Celtic *abū (compare Welsh afon), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ep- (water). The form abhainn was originally the dative singular of abha, but is now widely used as the nominative/accusative as well.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

abhainn f (genitive abhann, nominative plural aibhneacha)

  1. river

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
abhainn n-abhainn habhainn t-abhainn
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish aub, from Proto-Celtic *abū (compare Welsh afon), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ep- (water). The form abhainn was originally the dative singular of abha, but is now widely used as the nominative/accusative as well.

Noun[edit]

abhainn f (genitive aibhne, plural aibhnichean)

  1. river, stream

See also[edit]