ainimm

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Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin anima, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂enh₁mos, a nominal derivative of *h₂en(h₁)- (breathe).

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Noun[edit]

ainimm f (n-stem)

  1. soul, as opposed to corporeal body
    • c. 800, Würzburg Glosses on the Pauline Epistles, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1987, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. I, pp. 499–712, Wb. 3d11
      ind ainim
      the soul
  2. life
  3. living creature, animal

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References[edit]

  • Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin [1]