aimsir

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish aimser < Proto-Celtic *amsterā (time, moment) (compare Welsh amser).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈamʲʃəɾʲ]
  • (Cois Fharraige) IPA(key): [ˈæːmʲʃəɾʲ]

Noun[edit]

aimsir f (genitive aimsire, nominative plural aimsirí)

  1. (uncountable) weather
  2. (uncountable) time
    Is maith an scéalaí an aimsir.
    Time is a good storyteller.
  3. (countable) (grammar) tense
    comhleanúint na n-aimsirí ― sequence of tenses

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Mutation[edit]

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

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish aimser, from Proto-Celtic *amsterā (time, moment) (compare Welsh amser).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈɛ.mi.ʃɪɾʲ]

Noun[edit]

aimsir f (genitive aimsir or aimsire, plural aimsirean)

  1. time, epoch, season
    an aimsir a chaidh - the past (literally "time that went")
    an t-seann aimsir - old time(s)
    an aimsir seo - these times
  2. weather, climate
    Tha droch aimsir ann an-diugh. - The weather is bad today. (literally "There is bad weather there today.")

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